Fire at Zaporizhia infectious hospital: Four people died

Source : 112 Ukraine

The patients who stayed in the building were taken away by the ambulance
11:07, 4 February 2021

On the night of February 4, the fire occurred in the regional infectious hospital of Zaporizhia as reported.

The flame was spotted at the five-storied building at 23:25. The eyewitnesses reported intense smoke; however, no flame was observed.

Preliminary, four people died as a result of the incident.

Related: Fire in Kharkiv nursing home: All deceased identified

A few rescue teams arrived to the site; so did Governor of Zaporizhia region Oleksandr Starukh.

The patients who stayed in the building were taken away by the ambulance.

On January 21, in Kharkiv, the two-story building was caught on fire. It was reequipped for the nursing home. The tragedy resulted in the death of 15 people. Later, an 83-year-old man died in hospice after he was saved in fire at Zoloty Chas (Gold Time) home for elderly people.

Preliminarily, the tragedy occurred due to the misuse of electric heating elements.

Related: Fire at Epicenter mall in Mykolaiv region: Perpetrator faces life imprisonment

Due to the tragedy in Kharkiv, Friday, January 22 is declared a morning day.

Four people were detained, possibly, involved in the incident. The law enforcers detained the owner of the two-story building that he rented for the house of elderly people, the lessee, his wife as the director of the retirement house, and an administrator who coordinated work of the care home but was not officially employed. They were served charged.

Later, the court chose a restrictive measure for all of them and detained them for 60 days without the right for a bail.

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