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Five Coronavirus Patients Die in a Hospital Fire in Dhaka

Five coronavirus patients pass away on Wednesday in a fire at a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, a fire service official said. What caused the fire was not immediately clear, said Zillur Rahman, a director for the fire service. Firefighters had the flames extinguished in about an hour, Rahman said. Five Coronavirus Patients bodies have been recovered from the United Hospital’s improvised isolation unit which treats COVID-19 patients, Rahman said. The dead comprised of 4 men and a woman aged 45 to 75, he said.

Hospitals in Bangladesh, which has reported 38,292 cases and 544 deaths, are struggling to deal with a spike of coronavirus infections in recent weeks. Many health experts worry that in a world of more than 160 million people, where only minimal access to healthcare, the actual number of cases may be greater.

Lax controls and lax compliance in the South Asian nation. It also blames for massive fires killing hundreds of people in recent years. Last year in March at least 25 people killing when a fire broke out. It is in a 22-storey residential building in the trendy Banani area of Dhaka. In February last year, 71 people die and hundreds injure by an inferno in a centuries-old Dhaka neighbourhood.

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