Fire Breaks Out in St Petersburg Hospital, Leaving One Dead

One person was killed after a fire broke out at a St Petersburg hospital treating patients with infectious diseases, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Officials from the emergency services said the blaze broke out in the bedding of a patient with hepatitis, the TASS news agency reported. An official told the RIA news agency that the patient had been smoking.

A deadly fire at a Russian hospital last month was attributed to ventilators used to treat patients infected with the novel coronavirus, Reuters said.