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6 Killed, 21 Injured in Russian Military Research Institute

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Six people died Thursday, April 21st when a fire overwhelmed a Russian military research institute involved in developing air defence systems in the northwestern city of Tver, local officials said.

Several of the institute's employees had to jump out of windows on the upper floors to escape the flames, according to witnesses quoted by broadcasters.

The Tver territorial government said in a statement carried by state media that six people were killed and 21 injured in the blaze, refreshing prior tolls.

Fundamental data recommends the fire was caused by faulty electric wiring, the TASS state news agency said.

The defence ministry said the institute focuses on research related to Russian air and space defence, as well as the development of new anti-aircraft systems.

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