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Five die after Russian mini-hotel flooded with boiling water

At least five people are dead after a basement hotel in the Russian city of Perm was flooded with boiling water.
 
Officials say the overnight incident at the mini-hotel Caramel was the result of a burst hot water pipe in the city.
 
Media reports say a child was among those who died.
 
The victims have not been identified and at least three other persons were taken to hospital.
 
A criminal case has been opened against the facility, on the grounds of  failure to meet health and safety requirements.


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