Iran: 9 People Killed In A Hospital Fire Northern Rasht City

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TEHRAN: June 18 (KUNA) -- A fire ripped through a private hospital in the northern Iranian city of Rasht on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring many, officials said.
Mohammad Taghi Ashoubi, head of Gilan University of Medical Sciences, told journalists said that all " nine patients who were in the intensive care unit had died from the fire accident."
An electric short circuit in the basement "which harbors the intensive care unit "malfunctioned, causing the fire to erupt, local sources added. (end)


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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