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13 Sep, 2009 08:48

37 die in blaze

At least 37 people have died in a fire at a drug treatment clinic in Kazakhstan. That is according to the country's Emergency Ministry.

The fire broke out early Sunday morning and spread over a 650 square meter territory.

Of the 73 people who were in the building when the incident occurred, 40 people have been rescued and evacuated. 10 people have been taken to hospital, two of whom are suffering major burns.

The fire has been extinguished and a special commission has been created to investigate the cause of the tragedy.