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Patients burning hospital tried to jump out of windows

November 25 2005

In Moscow on the night of Friday, a fire broke out in 7 urban teaching hospital. 4 people died and 96 were evacuated. All four victims - the sick. Of the 96 survivors, four patients in intensive care at the same hospital.

The fire started in the elevator hall of the neurology department at 5 am. At the time of fire there were people who came to the hospital. The corridors had a strong smoke in panic patients even tried to jump out of windows. Causes of fire are now being established. According to the preliminary version, this could be a careless handling of fire or short circuit.

Area fire was 50 square meters. meters. Assigned to fire the second category of difficulty. An hour later the fire was completely extinguished. 25 fire brigades were involved at the scene.

Southern Administrative District prosecutor's office in fact fire a criminal case under part 3. 219 of the Criminal Code "violation of fire safety rules, caused the death of two or more people," said Finmarket

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