Fire at Chernivtsi hospital kills two patients

Source : 112 Ukraine

The second person injured in the fire died at night
12:40, 28 February 2021


The number of victims of the fire, which on Saturday, February 27, occurred at city hospital # 1 in Chernivtsi, increased to two. This night the injured man died in the hospital, according to the morning report of the press center of Ukraine's State Emergency Service. 

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"As a result of this incident, two people died (the second person injured in the fire died this night in the hospital)," the statement reads.

The first person was killed yesterday, February 27. Rescuers had to evacuate 20 people because of the fire. Some patients were transferred to other medical institutions.

As we reported earlier, in Chernivtsi, the explosion at a city hospital took place on Saturday, February 27. 

The reason for the fire was the self-arson of one of the patients.

"The main version of the cause of the fire, which is now being investigated on the spot by employees of the emergency services and law enforcement agencies, is the self-arson of one of the seriously ill patients in one of the hospital wards," the message says.

This patient died on the spot. Another seriously ill patient, on whom the fire was thrown, was in critical condition with 3-4 degree burns.

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