Five coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire early in the day due to a short circuit that set fire to a ventilator, reports in Russia.
A brazier swept a Covid-19 intensive care unit at a St. Petersburg hospital.
A total of 150 patients were evacuated from St. George City Hospital, said the emergency services.
The five people who died were connected to fans at the time, it is understood.
A brazier swept a Covid-19 intensive care unit at a St. Petersburg hospital. In the photo, damage to the windows of the room
Eleven in the same room on the sixth floor were rescued and taken to the lower floor of the hospital.
“A malfunction of the electrical equipment, a short circuit failure, is considered the preliminary reason,” said a spokesman for the emergency services.
A fire destroyed 108 square feet inside the hospital after the 6:20 am sudden fire (4:20 am UK time).
A total of 150 patients have been evacuated from St. George City hospital, according to emergency departments
Eleven in the same room on the sixth floor were rescued and taken to the lower floor of the hospital
Smoke was seen pouring out of the hospital window which had been reclassified to deal with coronavirus patients during the pandemic
Fire crews gathered in the hospital parking lot and a nearby road to fight the fire
Emergency services later said the fire had been located.
Smoke was seen pouring out of the hospital window which had been reclassified to deal with patients with coronavirus during the pandemic.
This is the second similar fire in three days in Russia.
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Fire destroyed 108 square feet inside hospital (photo) after the sudden fire at 6:20 a.m. (4:20 a.m. UK time)
On Saturday, a 95-year-old woman, Evdokia Butryakova, died in a Moscow hospital when an oxygen balloon supplying a ventilator exploded, causing a major fire that resulted in the evacuation of 295 patients.
The charred body of the retiree was found after the fire was extinguished at Clinical Hospital 50.
Authorities are investigating the causes of the two fires.