200 people evacuated – fire in hospital near Rome claimed lives

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200 people evacuated – fire in hospital near Rome claimed lives

At least three people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in Tivoli, Italy. Two others were seriously injured. The Public Prosecution Service has now opened an investigation into the cause of the fire.

According to emergency services, the fire broke out on the second floor of the hospital. From there, the flames are said to have reached the emergency room and intensive care unit. Other departments were not affected, the report said. However, the thick smoke permeated the entire hospital and had to be evacuated. The entire energy system collapsed. More than 200 patients, including seven children, were evacuated. The seriously injured were taken to other hospitals in the area, while the slightly injured were temporarily housed in a nearby municipal sports hall. They will later be transferred to other facilities.

There is a risk of a longer closure
Three people died in the fire in Tivoli near Rome. Two people died from smoke inhalation and one from a heart attack. Authorities say the fatalities are elderly. The cause of the fire, which was extinguished on Saturday evening, is still unclear. An investigation has been started.

The hospital is now threatened with a longer closure. Located on the Aniene River, Tivoli is popular with tourists all over the world. It has been on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage since 2001. In ancient times and the Middle Ages, Tivoli was popular for its thermal baths and hilly location.

Source: Krone

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