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Ten killed in fire on COVID-19 ward in Romania

Written by on 14/11/2020

Ten people have died after a fire broke out on an intensive care ward treating coronavirus patients in Romania.

Seven others are critically injured following the fire at a hospital in the city of Piatra Neamt on Saturday.

Apart from one person, all those killed or injured are COVID-19 patients, according to emergency services spokesperson Irina Popa.

Romania’s health minister Nelu Tataru told local media the fire was “most likely triggered by a short circuit”.

It managed to burn through two rooms housing 16 intensive care patients before it was put out.

Piatra Neamt, in northeastern Romania, is about 220 miles from the capital, Bucharest.

 Sky News

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