Nine people were killed after a respirator exploded in a hospital treating people with coronavirus in southern Turkey, according to officials.
The explosion set fire to the intensive care unit at Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, according to the city governor’s office.
One of the victims died while being transferred to another hospital.
Turkey has recorded about 2 million infections and more than 17,000 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
No one was injured in the fire, which broke out in the early morning hours, and it was brought under control immediately.
The ages of the victims ranged from 56 to 85 years, according to a hospital statement.
And the competent authorities began to investigate the causes of the accident.
Meanwhile, other patients, who were lying in the same department, were transferred to nearby hospitals, according to the city’s governor’s office.
Last month, Romania witnessed a hospital fire, which killed 10 patients with COVID-19.
In October, 150 patients were evacuated from a field hospital in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia when an explosion in an oxygen depot caused a fire, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergencies.