At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris

At least one killed after fire breaks out in hospital near Paris

France hospital fire, Henri-Mondor Hospital in Creteil, the suburbs of Paris, aug 22
Firefighters work outside Henri-Mondor Hospital in Creteil, the suburbs of Paris, early on Aug 22, 2019, after a fire broke out in the nursing students' residence (C back) leaving one dead and multiple wounded. (Photo: AFP/GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT)

PARIS: At least one person was killed and eight injured after a fire broke out overnight in a hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, authorities said on Thursday (Aug 22).

The fire at the Henri Mondor hospital in Creteil broke out late on Wednesday night and was eventually brought under control in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

"The fire in the residential block within the Henri Mondor hospital complex has now been brought under control thanks to the intervention of firefighters," Paris public hospitals chief Martin Hirsch said on Twitter.

"We regret to say that there has been one death," he said.

Source: Reuters/nr

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