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11 dead after Rio de Janeiro hospital fire


Investigators said a fire at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro may have been caused by a short-circuited generator. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA-EFE

Investigators said a fire at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro may have been caused by a short-circuited generator. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA-EFE

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital left at least 11 people dead and dozens of patients lying on stretchers outside the facility overnight, emergency officials said Friday.

The fire broke out Thursday evening at Badim Hospital, a private facility in northern Rio de Janeiro. There were 103 ...


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