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13 Sep 2019 | 06:33 PM UTC

Brazil: Hospital fire leaves 11 dead in Rio de Janeiro as of September 13

Brazil News Alert

Large fire breaks out at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro September 12; at least 11 dead as of September 13

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Rio de Janeiro

Event

A fire broke out at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro around 18:30 (local time) on Thursday, September 12. At least 11 people were killed in the blaze, and four firefighters were injured as they tried to extinguish the flames. An investigation into the incident is ongoing, although a short circuit in a generator is believed to be the cause of the fire.

Advice

Individuals in Rio de Janeiro are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the fire, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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