SOFIA, BULGARIA —
Hearth broke out on a ward for COVID-19 sufferers in Bulgaria early Sunday, killing three folks, officers stated.
The hearth within the southern Bulgarian city of Sliven broke out at about 2:40 a.m., the chief of the native fireplace brigade, Vladimir Demirev, informed reporters.
The blaze occurred in a room on the fourth ground the place three male sufferers have been receiving care.
“Two of the sufferers died on the spot, whereas the third one was transported to a emergency hospital the place he has died of his extreme burns,” Demirev stated.
The hearth was shortly extinguished, and an investigation was launched to ascertain the trigger.
A brand new surge in coronavirus circumstances is overwhelming Bulgaria’s ailing well being care system. On Sunday, well being authorities reported 8,178 sufferers in COVID-19 wards, 745 of them in intensive care.
The Balkan nation of seven million stays the least-vaccinated within the 27-nation European Union, with lower than one-third of its adults absolutely vaccinated.