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Eight dead in hospital fire in Iran

Eight dead in hospital fire in Iran

Eight people have died in a fire at a hospital in Iran.

The fire broke out at a hospital in the town of Rasht near the Caspian Sea in the north of the country, 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, the head of the city’s emergency services said in an interview with state television.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

About 140 patients were rescued, the report said.

There were concerns that there could be more casualties.