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Russia: Oxygen station explodes in Chelyabinsk hospital01:02

Russia: Oxygen station explodes in Chelyabinsk hospital

Russian Federation, Chelyabinsk
October 31, 2020 at 11:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

The oxygen station in the polyclinic of the city hospital No. 2 of Chelyabinsk exploded on Saturday.

An emergency call was made at 09:17 GMT +3 (06:17 GMT).

The station was swallowed up by flames and exploded 10 minutes after the arrival of emergency services due to depressurisation of an oxygen cylinder. The fire was contained at 10:16 GMT +3 (07:16 GMT).

Some 150 patients of the hospital, some of the infected with COVID-19, were reportedly transferred to a temporary housing area.

According to the city administration, there are no victims.

The local public prosecutor’s office began an inspection and the investigative committee opened a criminal case under the article 273 of the Russian Criminal Code on negligence.

The governor of the Chelyabinsk region declared an emergency situation in the city.

Russia: Oxygen station explodes in Chelyabinsk hospital01:02
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The oxygen station in the polyclinic of the city hospital No. 2 of Chelyabinsk exploded on Saturday.

An emergency call was made at 09:17 GMT +3 (06:17 GMT).

The station was swallowed up by flames and exploded 10 minutes after the arrival of emergency services due to depressurisation of an oxygen cylinder. The fire was contained at 10:16 GMT +3 (07:16 GMT).

Some 150 patients of the hospital, some of the infected with COVID-19, were reportedly transferred to a temporary housing area.

According to the city administration, there are no victims.

The local public prosecutor’s office began an inspection and the investigative committee opened a criminal case under the article 273 of the Russian Criminal Code on negligence.

The governor of the Chelyabinsk region declared an emergency situation in the city.

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