Five COVID-19 patients killed in hospital fire in Romania

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Published: 2021-01-29 16:02

Last Updated: 2021-04-14 17:23


Five COVID-19 patients killed in hospital fire in Romania
Five COVID-19 patients killed in hospital fire in Romania

Friday, five people were killed after a fire broke out in a Romanian hospital designated to treat COVID-19 patients, according to AFP. The incident occurred at the Matei Bals Hospital in Bucharest.

Three victims died immediately, a fourth during resuscitation, while a fifth was later found in a bathroom, according to officials.

The head of the inspectorate for emergency situations, Orlando Schiopu said the fire reportedly broke out on the ground floor around 5:00am (0300 GMT). He added that four wards were affected and 102 people were and transferred to other hospitals.

In November, a similar tragedy happened in Romania after ten people suffering from COVID-19 died in a fire in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in the northeastern town of Piatra Neamt.