Fire in Egyptian hospital kills 7 covid patients.

Fire in Egyptian hospital kills 7 covid patients.

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CAIRO: An intensive care unit caught fire on Saturday at an Egyptian hospital, killing seven coronavirus patients, police said. The blaze erupted at a private hospital in Obour, an outlying district of the greater Cairo area, local police said.The injured and other patients, the police said, were evacuated to nearby hospitals. Firefighters were able to put out the flames, the cause of which is being investigated by police and prosecutors.

The state-run daily Al-Ahram claimed that an original investigation blamed the fire on an electric short-circuit.In June, a similar blaze erupted in the coronavirus ward of a privatehospital in Alexandria, a Mediterranean city, leaving seven patients dead and one wounded.

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