In St. Petersburg this morning, burned the hospital, which treated patients with coronavirus illness COVID-19, at the moment it is known about five victims. On it informs Agency “Interfax” citing a source.
The fire occurred on the sixth floor in the hospital at North Avenue 1. The fire was located in the intensive care unit of the “red zone”. Probably ignited the ventilator, said the Agency interlocutor.
All five victims were sick COVID-19.
According to the Agency, now the fire is localized.
The city Department of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Russian Federation information about the dead, the Agency confirmed. Rescuers brought from the hospital of 150 people.
In a press-service of the Ministry saidthat the fire at St. George’s was 10 m2. Information about the fire was received today at 6.23, localized fire at 6.55.
According to preliminary data, the cause of the fire at the hospital could be overload of the ventilator, writes “Interfax” citing a source. According to the interlocutor of Agency, these devices work in the office “at the limit”.