Four killed, 27 injured in Egypt hospital fire

At least four people were killed and 27 injured after a huge fire erupted Monday at a private hospital in Egypt's Alexandria province, state-owned al-Ahram newspaper reported.

The injured were mainly suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, deputy Health Minister Magdy Hegazy told the paper.

Ten fire trucks were used to extinguish the blaze that broke out inside the radiology department at Al-Shorouk hospital, located in the Glim neighourhood of Alexandria province.

Some 20 ambulances rushed the victims to nearby medical facilities, al-Ahram reported.  

The local head of Civil Protection Force, Brigadier Omar Gaballah, said that the cause of the fire was still unknown.

Alexandria is the second main province in Egypt after the capital Cairo. 

Last update: Mon, 01/02/2016 - 12:55
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