Fire in Zaporizhya regional infection hospital: Medical equipment caught on fire

Source : 112 Ukraine

The flames first appeared in one of the wards
15:55, 4 February 2021
The fire that took place in the small hours of February 4 at Zaporizhya regional infectional hospital occurred because of the ignition of medical equipment. Volodymyr Shynkarenko, the Chief Medical Officer reported that as quoted by local outlet 061.

"Ambulance crews and the hospital staff evacuated the patients, which stayed in the intensive care. Seven people were taken to other medical establishments of the city. Besides, two workers of the hospital suffered from burns and were hospitalized. The doctor of hospital ER showed courage and heroism, thanks to his actions people survived. Preliminary reasons for the fire will be sorted out by the investigation team, but we confirm that the ignition of medical equipment took place", Shynkarenko said. 

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According to Oleksiy Dunayevsky, the Deputy Head of the State Agency of Emergencies in Zaporizhya region, the fire started in one of the wards, in the first block of the hospital. 

"Bodies of four people were recovered during the search and rescue works. Another eight people were evacuated from the fire epicentre. They were taken to other hospitals. The fire was put away at 0.14 a.m.", he said. 

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