Five coronavirus patients killed in Russian hospital fire after ventilator short circuit

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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

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 services

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

Eleven in the same room on the sixth floor were rescued and taken to the lower floor of the hospital

Smoke was seen leaking from the hospital window which had been reclassified to deal with coronavirus patients during the pandemic

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

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.

St. Petersburg fire department employees undergo disinfection after fire at St George municipal hospital

St. Petersburg Fire Department Employees Disinfect After Fire at St. George’s Municipal Hospital

Russian emergency worker disinfects two men near deadly fire

Russian emergency worker disinfects two men near deadly fire

Fire destroyed 108 square feet inside hospital (photo) after the sudden fire at 6:20 a.m. (4:20 a.m. UK time)

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.

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