Bangladesh hospital fire kills five coronavirus patients

DHAKA (Reuters) – 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.    

Reporting by Ruma Paul, Editing by Franklin Paul