At least nine COVID-19 patients have died after a blaze ripped through a hospital in Romania.
The country’s health ministry reported that they were among 113 patients in the medical unit of Constanta’s Hospital for Infectious Diseases when the fire broke out earlier today.
Pictures of the scene show firefighters smashing windows of the hospital to reach people trapped inside as thick black smoke billowed from the building.
The flames were quickly extinguished and all other patients were evacuated.
The health ministry added in a statement that more details about the fire would be revealed at a later news briefing.
It is not yet known how the fire started.