Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP
Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP

Turkey hospital fire kills at least 10 coronavirus patients after oxygen tank explosion

  • ‘We are profoundly saddened by this tragedy,’ said Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said before a planned visit to the hospital
  • Images in local media showed the ward completely destroyed by fire with charred beds

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP
Police cordon off the area in front of the privately run Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, after 10 patients, all infected with Covid-19, died in a fire on Saturday. Photo: Demiroren News Agency (DHA) / AFP
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