Fire at Russia hospital, five fatalities

Fire at Russia hospital, five fatalities

Agency News

Moscow, May 12 : At least five patients lost their lives in a fire that broke out at a hospital in Russia's St. Petersburg city, an emergency services source said on Tuesday. "Five patients put on artificial ventilation machines were killed in the fire," the source told the TASS News Agency.

The fire has been contained. "Its area reached 10 square meters," the Russian Emergencies Ministry''s press service told TASS News Agency, adding that 150 people have been evacuated. The fire may have been caused due to one of the ventilation machines short circuiting, according to a source in the emergency services. (UNI)