Five Corona virus patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday (May 27), a fire service official said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, said Zillur Rahman, a fire service Director. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about an hour, Rahman said.

Five bodies were recovered from the makeshift isolation unit of the United Hospital treating COVID-19 patients, Rahman said. The dead included four men and a woman aged between 45 and 75, he said.


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