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Death toll rises to 10 in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire

Devdiscourse News Desk | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: 13-09-2019 17:03 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 16:52 IST
Death toll rises to 10 in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire
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The death toll has risen to ten in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire, AFP news agency reported citing the firefighters.

At least ten people have been killed after a fire broke out at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening.

Staff wheeled patients out on beds as smoke spread through Badim Hospital in the north of the Brazilian city.

About 90 patients were transferred to different hospitals, the city's fire service said.

The fire broke out around 6:30 pm (2130 GMT) and was extinguished two hours later.

Further details are awaited.

This is a developing story.


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