Hospital fire in Russia kills 3 people
23.5.2020 13:03:03

Hospital fire in Russia kills 3 people

Short circuit suspected for cause of accident


A fire in a hospital in Russia's Tatarstan region claimed the lives of three people, the country's Emergency Ministry said on Saturday.

The fire broke out on Friday night in a block for patients with blood vessel diseases, the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 88 people, including patients and personnel, were evacuated from the building.

A criminal case was launched following the incident with a short circuit suspected as a cause of the fire.