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Five Killed After Heating Pipe In Russian Urals Hotel Bursts


Russia's Investigative Committee says a heating pipe burst in a hotel in the Urals city of Perm, killing at least five people.

A Committee statement said the deadly blast occurred at the Karamel hotel on January 20.

Interfax quoted a source in the emergency services as saying that one of those killed in the accident was a child.

Three other individuals have been hospitalized with burns, the statement said, adding that a probe had been launched into whether safety standards at the hotel were adequate.

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