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Death Toll Climbs in Rio Hospital Fire

RIO DE JANEIRO Ė One of the patients evacuated last week from a Rio de Janeiro hospital after a fire broke out has died, Brazilian authorities said Monday, bringing the total number of deaths from the incident to 12.

Badim Hospital held 103 patients when the blaze erupted last Thursday evening.

Hospital staff scrambled to evacuate the patients and set up a makeshift infirmary on the street.

All but 13 of the patients were ultimately transferred to eight other medical facilities in Rio.

The Rio coronerís office said that some of the fatalities died of smoke inhalation, while others perished as a result of the failure of respirators and other life-support devices.

Four firefighters were injured battling the fire, while a number of Badimís doctors and nurses also required medical attention.

A preliminary report found that the blaze began in a power generator in the hospital basement and investigators are still working to determine what sparked the fire and whether possible shortcomings in maintenance of the building played a part in the tragedy.

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella told media at the hospital last Friday that the building was outfitted with all legally required fire-safety equipment.

 

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