Firefighters battled a fire in a hospital in the eastern Romanian city of Piatra Neam.
Firefighters battled a fire in a hospital in the eastern Romanian city of Piatra Neam.
Today, Saturday evening, the Romanian Emergency Agency reported that 10 people were killed as a result of a fire that broke out in a hospital specialized in treating people with Coronavirus in the city of Piatra Neamets, eastern Romania.

The agency stated that the fire broke out in a central care room and later spread to the next room, and the fire was extinguished, but the reason for its outbreak is not yet clear.

It stated that the accident resulted in killing 10 people and wounding 7 others, including a doctor, who were all in critical condition.

The Romanian prosecutor announced that it would open an investigation to find out the cause of the fire, which is considered the most deadly in the country since 2015, when 65 people were killed in a fire in a nightclub in the capital, Bucharest.

Romania is one of the poorest countries in the European Union and has an undeveloped health infrastructure, and so far the country has recorded 353,185 cases of Coronavirus, including 8,813 deaths.

Source: Agencies

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