Bangladesh hospital fire kills five coronavirus patient

Bangladesh hospital fire kills five coronavirus patient

A makeshift isolation unit for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in the United Hospital is pictured after a fire broke out and killed several patients, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 27, 2020. Credit: Reuters Photo

 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.

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