Doctors finish heart surgery as hospital burns: Russia

Surgeons stay to finish a bypass operation as firefighters battle a blaze at the same hospital

Russian doctors have stayed behind in a burning hospital in the country's east to complete open-heart surgery after a fire broke out on the roof while they were operating.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the hospital. Photo: AAP

Firefighters who took more than two hours to put out the blaze in the city of Blagoveshchensk on Friday said they used fans to keep smoke out