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MOSCOW, February 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Some 18 people, who were injured in the blast of a gas cylinder at the Volgograd cafe Bellagio remain at the hospitals in Moscow and Volgograd, a source in the information department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“Six people are undergoing treatment at the Vishnevsky surgery institute, two people at the Sklifosovsky First Aid Clinic, two injured people at the city hospital number 36. Another eight injured people continue treatment at the hospital number 25 in Volgograd,” the source said.
Two wounded people were discharged from the Volgograd hospital.
The fire broke out at the Bellagio cafe in Volgograd in the evening of February 14. The fire area reached 514 square meters. According to preliminary reports, the fire sparked up over the blast of a 12-litre heater in the basement of the cafe, which is situated on the first floor of a three-storey residential apartment building. The Ministry of Health and Social Development reported that 23 people were injured, 20 of them were hospitalized. A criminal case was opened over the incident.
Ten injured people were airlifted by an emergency airplane for treatment in Moscow.