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1 killed, 1 injured in explosion in hospital in Ukraine

Christian Fernsby |
One person has been killed and another wounded after an oxygen explosion in a ward treating patients for coronavirus in a hospital in western Ukraine.

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Topics: UKRAINE   

The blast occurred on the second floor of the Chernivtsi hospital at around lunchtime on Saturday, Ukraine’s emergency service said.

Twenty people were evacuated after the “oxygen pipe flash” sparked a fire, according to the statement released.

A fire in one of the wards in city hospital No. 1 in Chernivtsi is not connected with problems with electrical wiring, there was no explosion of the oxygen cylinder either, Mayor of Chernivtsi Roman Klichuk has stated.

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