A malfunctioning ventilator exploded in a Russian hospital, causing a fire that killed three COVID-19 patients and severely burned eight people, reports Radio Free Europe

The governor of the Ryazan region, Nikolai Lyubimov, said on June 9 that the device, produced by the Boaray company in China, exploded overnight, sparking a fire in the medical institution. According to the regional administration, eight people, including two nurses, sustained severe burns in the blaze.

Six of the people treated for burns, including a nurse, are in a very serious condition, the officials said, adding that two more patients are being treated for smoke inhalation.

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