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8 dead in hospital fire in Iran



Eight people have died due to fire outbreak in a hospital in Iran.

The fire broke out in a hospital in the city of Rasht near the Caspian Sea in the north of the country, the state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.

According to initial findings, the dead were patients in an intensive care unit.

Dozens of firefighters were deployed, as the head of the emergency services in the city said in an interview with state television.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Around 140 patients were rescued, the report said.

There were concerns that there could be more victims.

Cecilia Odey

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