Brasilia: At the very least 9 folks have been killed in a hearth at a Brazilian hospital, the media reported.
Sufferers from the non-public Badim Hospital in northern Rio de Janeiro had been evacuated as thick smoke unfold by way of the constructing on Thursday night time.
Individuals on stretchers stuffed the close by streets, earlier than being moved to another location, in response to the BBC.
One girl advised Globo information web site that her 77-year-old father made his personal method out of his room, however needed to depart medical tools – a neurostimulator – behind.
“It’s a device he depends on for a living … We asked a firefighter to go get it because without this device he won’t live. If I could get in there, I’d get it myself,” the girl stated.
The blaze was introduced underneath management two hours later, media studies stated. An investigation into the incident was underway.
The hospital’s administration stated they imagine it was attributable to a brief circuit in a generator.