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Estonia disabled orphanage blaze kills 10 children

A fire has swept through a home for disabled children in the western Estonian town of Haapsalu, killing 10 children.

Nine adults and 37 children were inside the one-storey wooden building when the fire started during the children's' afternoon nap.

By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the building was completely in flames, rescuers said.

The BBC's Bill Hayton reports.

  • 21 Feb 2011
  • From the section Europe