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Five COVID-19 patients die in Russia hospital fire

A fire at a hospital in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg on Tuesday killed five coronavirus patients who had been attached to ventilators, officials and news agencies said.

A source in Russia’s emergencies ministry told said five patients had died and 150 been evacuated after the fire broke out in the early morning on the sixth floor of the city’s Saint George hospital.

News agency TASS reported that the hospital had been repurposed to treat coronavirus patients and the dead patients had been connected to ventilators when the blaze began.

News agency RIA Novosti quoted an emergency services spokesman as saying the fire appeared to have been caused by an electrical malfunction, while Interfax cited a source saying it was an “overload” with ventilators being “pushed to their limit”.

Russia’s Investigative Committee, which examines serious crimes, said it had launched a probe into the incident.

A fire at a Moscow hospital treating coronavirus patient last week killed one and forced hundreds of others to evacuate.

Investigators are also probing two recent fires at residence homes in Moscow, both of which left fatalities.

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