The Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov instructed to check the work of all medical institutions of the city after the fire at St. George. About it reports to “Fontanka”.

State of emergency in St. Petersburg: sick COVID-19 burned alive

I wrote “the Rambler”, the fire occurred in the hospital, where they treat patients with the new coronavirus, may 12. MOE said that lit up the room on the sixth floor, the area of the fire amounted to ten square meters.

According to the latest data, the victims of the accident were five people, at least four of them were on the ventilator. Informed source of “Interfax” called the overload of the ventilator possible cause of the fire.

Beglov day may 12 arrived on the scene and announced inspections that will guide city administration.


St. Petersburg Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 109 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (causing death on imprudence to two and more persons). The Prosecutor’s office began check of observance of requirements of fire safety in the hospital.

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