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A fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Romania has killed at least 10 people. The news agency Reuters reported this information on Sunday.
The fire first broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Piatra Neamt County Hospital, officials in the country said. It later spread to a room next to the ICU.
The cause of the fire could not be ascertained by the concerned officials of the country.
Officials say at least seven people were injured in the blaze. Their condition is serious.
Among the injured is a doctor. 40 percent of his body was burnt.
Romania’s health minister, Nelu Tataru said six patients who survived the fire would be transferred to another COVIA-19 hospital. The injured doctor will be shifted to a hospital in the capital.
Romania’s health minister said they would run an ICU on another floor of the hospital that caught fire.
The country’s public prosecutors said they would investigate the hospital fire.
It is the deadliest fire in Romania since 2015. In 2015, a fire at a nightclub in the country’s capital, Bucharest, killed 85 people.
At present, 13,000 COVID-19 affected patients are being treated in various hospitals in Romania. 1,172 of them are in ICU.