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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2nd Dormitory Fire Breaks Out At Peoples' Friendship University

A fire broke out Tuesday in a dormitory at the Peoples' Friendship University, where a blaze last month killed 41 foreign students.

But a fire department official said that the fire was small and that there were no injuries.

A pile of garbage in a hallway on the top floor of a nine-story dormitory building caught fire, a city fire department spokeswoman said.

She said that the blaze covered a small area and was extinguished quickly.

A pre-dawn blaze ripped through another dormitory at the university on Nov. 24, killing 41 students -- most of them from Asia, Africa and Latin America -- and injuring more than 100 others.

A total of 78 victims of the November fire remained hospitalized Tuesday, including two in critical condition and nine in serious condition, Itar-Tass reported.

Some students were injured when they jumped from the five-story dormitory building to escape the smoke and flames.

The 1960s building, a quarantine facility for recently arrived students, lacked a fire alarm system and there was no evacuation plan for its residents, many of whom did not speak Russian.