Home » News » World » Fire in Covid Hospital Kills 3 in Bulgaria
1-MIN READ

Fire in Covid Hospital Kills 3 in Bulgaria

Associated Press

Last Updated: November 14, 2021, 15:46 IST

Sofia

A fire broke in a Covid hospital in Bulgaria and killed three on Nov 14. (Reuters File)

A fire broke in a Covid hospital in Bulgaria and killed three on Nov 14. (Reuters File)

The blaze occurred in a room on the fourth floor where three male patients were receiving care.

Fire broke out on a ward for COVID-19 patients in Bulgaria early Sunday, killing three people, officials said. The fire in the southern Bulgarian town of Sliven broke out at about 2:40 a.m., the chief of the local fire brigade, Vladimir Demirev, told reporters.

The blaze occurred in a room on the fourth floor where three male patients were receiving care.

Two of the patients died on the spot, while the third one was transported to a emergency hospital where he has died of his severe burns, Demirev said.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and an investigation was launched to establish the cause.

A new surge in coronavirus cases is overwhelming Bulgarias ailing health care system. On Sunday, health authorities reported 8,178 patients in COVID-19 wards, 745 of them in intensive care.

The Balkan country of 7 million remains the least-vaccinated in the 27-nation European Union, with less than one-third of its adults fully vaccinated.

Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Telegram.

first published:November 14, 2021, 15:46 IST
last updated:November 14, 2021, 15:46 IST