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DOCTORS PERFORM HEART SURGERY AS ROOF BURNS

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russian doctors stayed behind in a burning, tsarist-era hospital in the country’s Far East on Friday to complete open-heart surgery after a fire broke out on the roof while they were operating.

Firefighte­rs who took hours to put out the blaze in the city of Blagoveshc­hensk said they used fans to keep smoke out and ran in a power cable to keep the room supplied with electricit­y.

A group of eight doctors and nurses completed the operation in two hours before moving the patient to another site, the emergencie­s ministry said.

“We did everything at the highest level,” surgeon Valentin Filatov was quoted as saying by REN TV.

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