Fire kills ten in Covid-19 ward
Fire kills ten at Covid-19 ward, At least ten people have died and seven are critically injured after a fire broke out
at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Romania. The blaze burned through two rooms housing 16 intensive
care patients in Piatra Neamt before it was
extinguished, an emergency services spokeswoman said today.
Irina Popa, for the Emergency Situations Inspectorate, added it is believed some of those killed ‘were infected
Those receiving treatments were reportedly transported to the burns unit at a hospital in nearby Iași following the fire.
Romanian health minister Nelu Tataru said the blaze was ‘most likely triggered by a short circuit’ inside the hospital.
Piatra Neamt is around 219 miles north of Romania’s capital, Bucharest.