Seven COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire

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Fire accident at an hospital in North of Cairo, Egypt has killed seven coronavirus patients, NewsSpecng has learnt.

Five other people were said to have been injured in the blaze that razed the intensive care unit of the hospital in Obour district.

Local media sources said it was not immediately clear what caused the fire, but that prosecutors had launched an investigation into the incident.

Firefighters were dispatched to the facility and stopped the blaze from spreading.

It is not the first time such an incident had happened.

In June, a fire at a hospital in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria killed seven coronavirus patients and injured seven others.

Egypt has so far registered 130,126 Covid-19 cases, including 7,309 fatalities.

Health facilities in the North African country, like elsewhere, have been strained by the mounting number of infections.

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