A Russian doctor has confirmed that his colleagues were forced to treat radiation victims after a deadly nuclear explosion earlier this month without basic equipment.
A blast at a military base in northern Russia killed seven people and injured six on Aug. 8.
Igor Semin, a cardiovascular surgeon at the hospital, said on social media his colleagues did not have any knowledge of the accident and found themselves in front of the victims and that they weren’t even warned.
He said, his colleagues were forced to treat the victims without basic equipment.
He said, one the doctors was found with radioactive impact and had Cesium-137, a byproduct of the nuclear fission of uranium in the muscle tissue.
According to The Moscow Times, doctors who treated the radiation victims had been flown to Moscow for medical checkups.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists that there was no risk of increased radiation levels after the explosion.