7 Chinese killed in Moscow blaze
( 2003-11-26 15:04) (Xinhua)
Seven Chinese have been confirmed dead in the
deadly fire occurred in a Moscow university, according to a news release in the
official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The seven dead included Zhao Haiyan, 51-year-old male professor with
Heilongjiang Academy of Social Sciences. The others were mostly young students
in their early twenties.
An injured student
is hospitalized in Moscow. Seven Chinese nationals have been confirmed
dead in the university fire. [Xinhua]
According to the release, staff with Chinese embassy in Russia continued
their endeavor to find out injured Chinese students scattering in 11 Moscow
Embassy staff also made efforts to identify bodies in a local morgue.
By 21:40pm (local time) last night, some 43 Chinese were hospitalized while
three have already been discharged.
Some 36 were died and nearly 200 other injured in the fire happened early
Monday at People's Friendship University in Moscow, the capital of Russia.