Two Indian girl students were killed in a fire at a medical university in western Russia and some others injured, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

The students named Pooja Kallur, 22, and Karishma Bhosale, 20, were killed in their sleep. They were fourth-year medicine students and were from Maharashtra. According to reports, they shared a room on the fourth floor of the six-storey hostel for Indian students.

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