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Fire kills ten in the Covid-19 ward: A fatal hospital fire breaks out in the intensive care unit in Romania


Fire kills ten in the Covid-19 ward: A hospital fire breaks out in the intensive care unit in Romania

  • Blaze killed ten people and seriously injured seven others in Piatra Neamt today
  • It is believed that the majority of those killed were infected with Covid-19
  • Health minister said fire "most likely caused by a short circuit" in the hospital

At least ten people have died and seven were seriously injured after a fire broke out in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in Romania.

The fire burned through two rooms that housed 16 intensive care patients in Piatra Neamt before it was extinguished, an ambulance spokeswoman said today.

Irina Popa, of the Emergency Situations Authority, added that some of those killed are believed to have been "infected with Covid-19".

At least ten people have died and seven were seriously injured after a fire broke out in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in Romania. Pictured: the hospital in Piatra Neamt

She said several patients remained in serious condition after the fire, including medical personnel who were burned in the flame.

Among the injured was a doctor who burned 80 percent of his body, Stiri du Bucovina reported.

Those who received treatment were reportedly taken to the incineration department of a hospital in nearby Iași after the fire.

Romanian Health Minister Nelu Tataru said the fire was "most likely caused by a short circuit" in the hospital.

Piatra Neamt is located around 219 miles north of Romania's capital, Bucharest.

The fire burned through two rooms that housed 16 intensive care patients in Piatra Neamt before it was extinguished, an ambulance spokeswoman said today. Pictured: the hospital

The fire burned through two rooms that housed 16 intensive care patients in Piatra Neamt before it was extinguished, an ambulance spokeswoman said today. Pictured: the hospital

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