7 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at isolation hospital in Alexandria

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Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 12:44 GMT

Massive fire broke out at an isolation hospital in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, causing the death of seven patients infected with coronavirus after they suffocated.

Massive fire broke out at an isolation hospital in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, causing the death of seven patients infected with coronavirus after they suffocated.

CAIRO – 29 June 2020: A massive fire broke out at an isolation hospital in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, causing the death of seven patients infected with coronavirus after they suffocated.

Seven employees from the administration department were injured before the civil protection forces put out the fire. A short circuit was revealed to be the reason behind the fire.

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Massive fire broke out at an isolation hospital in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, causing the death of seven patients infected with coronavirus after they suffocated.


Lead Attorney in El-Montaza Prosecution Ashraf el-Maghraby ordered investigations into the incident. He delegated the Criminal Evidence Department to conduct the necessary examination to detect the causes of the fire, and interrogate hospital employees.

The prosecution also decided to transfer the dead bodies of the victims to the rooms designated to host deceased COVID-19 patients, and prepare them for burial.

The forensic medicine department was assigned to reveal the reasons behind the death.

A team from the public prosecution also moved to the site of the incident for inspection, and to question the hospital staff and the injured.

A state of panic overwhelmed workers and patients at a private hospital in Bishr area in Mohamed Naguib Street, after a huge fire broke out. Five fire vehicles moved to the site to control the fire and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the hospital.

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