The fire also left 23 people injured
It started late Saturday night and engulfed hundreds of square kilometers
A fire killed 23 people and injured another 23 at a Russian psychiatric hospital, authorities said Sunday.
The blaze started late Saturday night at the hospital in the southwestern region of Voronezh.
Hospital workers told state-run media there were 140 people in the building, including 50 who were bedridden.
An investigation is underway.
Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said the fire has been extinguished. Search-and-rescue teams were surveying the site and inspecting the building.