Three dead in Austria hospital fire

Tuesday’s fire at a hospital south of the capital of Austria claimed the lives of three individuals, according to a spokeswoman.

The spokeswoman for the hospital in Modling, which is around 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Vienna, said that “the cause of the fire could not yet be confirmed with certainty.”

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According to a statement from the local health organization, the fire started at the hospital at around 1:00 am local time (2300 GMT on Monday).

According to the authorities, the fire was extinguished within two hours with the help of 33 trucks, 170 firefighters, and a Red Cross team.

They stated that unharmed patients were moved to different facilities and that an inquiry had been started.

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