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Death Toll Up To 154 In Russia Nightclub Blaze

The death toll from a nightclub blaze in the Russian city of Perm last month has climbed to 154.

The Perm regional branch for the Emergency Situations Ministry issued the new death toll today after two more people died from their injuries.

It said a total of 61 people remain in hospitals.

The nightclub blaze on December 5, ignited by an indoor fireworks show, was the country's deadliest blaze in recent history.

compiled from agency reports