“At the most covid base in the city hospital No. 2, where the gas equipment explosion took place, there were people who died in the morning.

We heard the resuscitator, he does not connect the fire with the dead, the IC and the prosecutor’s office will continue to investigate, ”TASS quotes the governor.

So he commented on the information about the two victims in the hospital.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Russia, there are no injuries or deaths among patients with COVID-19 being treated at the Chelyabinsk City Clinical Hospital, where the balloon exploded.

Earlier, a TASS source in the emergency services said that the cause of death of two patients in a covid hospital in Chelyabinsk was the lack of oxygen after the fire and explosion in the oxygen booth.

He noted that their condition was grave.

The explosion of the oxygen booth took place on October 31 at the polyclinic of the city hospital No. 2 in Chelyabinsk.

Because of the fire, 150 people were evacuated.

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article "Negligence".

The city has declared an emergency situation at the municipal level.

The governor of the region, Alexei Teksler, instructed to check all the oxygen equipment of medical institutions in the Chelyabinsk region.