1 Feb 2009

23 missing after fire in old people's home

8:12 am on 1 February 2009

Twenty-three people are missing after a fire at an old people's home in the northwestern Russian republic of Komi.

Interfax news agency reported on Saturday that three elderly people had been rescued from the home in a remote village 150km from the regional capital.

The home was listed as having 26 residents. The fate of the others is unknown.