Bangladesh hospital fire kills five coronavirus patients

by Reuters
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:49 GMT

DHAKA, May 27 (Reuters) - A fire broke out in a hospital on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital, killing five coronavirus patients, a fire service official said.

Five bodies were recovered from the makeshift isolation unit of the United Hospital to treat COVID-19 patients, said Zillur Rahman, a director of the fire service.

It was immediately not clear what caused the fire, he said.

(Reporting by Ruma Paul, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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