A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP
A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP

Five die in fire at Romania’s main hospital for coronavirus patients in second such incident in three months

  • Visiting the scene some hours after the blaze was put out, President Klaus Iohannis called the fire a ‘tragedy’
  • Matei Bals hospital is Romania’s main infectious disease facility and has been on the front line since the coronavirus pandemic started

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP
A firefighter stands on top of a fire engine outside Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday. Photo: AP
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