the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) opened a criminal case after the death of patients during a fire at St. George in St. Petersburg. About it “” reported in a press-service of city administration.

the Investigation is underway under article 109 of the criminal code (“Causing death on imprudence to two and more persons”). On the scene left the leadership of the Department of the TFR in St. Petersburg and investigators. Began conducting the initial investigation to establish all the circumstances of the incident.

the Number of dead and injured is specified. It was reported about five victims, all of them were connected to the ventilator. The building evacuated 150 people. The alleged cause of fire was short circuit in one of the ventilators. According to the newspaper Baza, a fire broke out in the intensive care unit on the sixth floor, where patients with confirmed coronavirus. The area of the fire amounted to ten square meters.