Overloaded ventilator fire kills five coronavirus patients in Russia: Media
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Russia’s emergency ministry confirmed the death of intensive care patients in a hospital in the city of St. Petersburg but did not say how many people had been killed.
“Ventilators are at their limit. According to preliminary data, there was an overload and the machine ignited, which caused the fire,” one source told the Interfax news agency.
The emergency ministry said 150 people had been evacuated from the hospital.
On May 10, one person was killed after a fire broke out at a Moscow hospital treating patients infected with the coronavirus.