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Chinese girl injured in Moscow university fire

(Xinhua)

19:25, December 30, 2011

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- A female college student from China was hospitalized with smoke inhalation in an overnight fire at the Moscow State University Friday.

The university's Chinese students union told Xinhua that the girl's condition was stable and she could return to school soon.

Local police said the 21-year Chinese student was the only one injured in the fire, but Interfax news agency reported two people were wounded by the blaze.

Some 500 students were evacuated from the university dormitory after the fire broke out early Frdiay on the 18th floor of the 34-story building.

The fire, covering a space of 20 square meters, had been put out, said firefighters. An investigation was under way.

The Moscow State University, founded in 1755, is the oldest university in Russia.

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