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Two Indian women students die in Russian medical university fire

Two Indian girl students from Maharashtra were killed and some others were injured in a fire at a medical university in western Russia, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2016 10:19 IST

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According to the Russian investigative committee, the two students killed in the dormitory fire were Indian nationals.
According to the Russian investigative committee, the two students killed in the dormitory fire were Indian nationals.(sgma.info)
         

Two Indian girl students were killed and some others were injured in a fire at a medical university in western Russia, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

“We have lost two Indian girl students (both from Maharashtra) studying at Smolensk Medical Academy in Russia in a fire accident,” Swaraj tweeted late Monday night.

The minister further said: “Some students are injured. They are out of danger. The place is 400km from Moscow. Our team has already reached there.”

According to the Russian investigative committee, the preliminary report showed that fire occurred at the fourth floor of the dormitory of the university on Sunday morning.

The two students killed in the dormitory fire were Indian nationals, it added.

In another tweet, Swaraj said the mortal remains of the two girls will reach Moscow on Tuesday and will be flown down to Mumbai later.

First Published: Feb 15, 2016 23:46 IST