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Rescuers work at a scene of the accident following a fire at a regional hospital for infectious diseases in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Reuters
Three intensive care patients and a ward doctor died overnight in a fire a hospital treating coronavirus cases in Zaporizhzhya, southeastern Ukraine, the region’s governor said on Thursday.
Oleksander Starukh said the fire broke out on the first floor of the hospital where patients were on ventilators. He said eight other patients unit were evacuated.
Rescuers and medics evacuate a patient after a fire at a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. Reuters
He said the cause of the fire was being investigated.
Ukraine has registered more 1.2 million coronavirus cases with 23,229 deaths.
Three victims died on the scene, a fourth during resuscitation, while a fifth was later found in a bathroom, officials said.
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