Forty-three people, mainly foreigners, were injured as a result of a fire at a dormitory of Pirogov State Medical University in Moscow, the chief doctor of the city's A. S. Puchkov ambulance station, Nikolai Plavunov, told Interfax on Thursday.
"Forty-three people were injured. Of them, 37 were admitted to hospitals after the fire. Six people refused to be hospitalized. They include mostly foreign citizens," Plavunov said.
Six people injured in the blaze are in serious condition and are connected to lung ventilators. Of them, three are being treated at the Sklifosovsky clinic, and the other three at Moscow's Hospital No. 36.
Moscow's healthcare department has reported that the foreigners injured in the dormitory fire include citizens of Ghana, Turkmenistan, Sierra Leone, Malaysia, Rwanda and other countries.
Among the 37 people hospitalized after the fire are 14 men and 23 women.
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