Afire at one of Hungary’s largest hospitals in Budapest killed one person and injured two Sunday, ac cording to Hungarian police.
The blaze began in a ground floor detoxification unit at the Szent Imre hospital around 07:30 (CET), a police spokesperson Angelika Molnar told the Hungarian news agency MTI.
The cause of the fire, which spread to an adjacent room, covering the surroundings with soot, is under in- vestigation, she said.
Staff moved 56 patients in nearby wards out of dan- ger, but firefighters who put out the blaze later found the victim, a young female, an emergency services spokes- person Mate Kisdi told MTI.
Three people are also being treated at another hospital for suspected smoke inhalation, Pal Gyorfi, a spokes- person for the national ambulance service, told MTI.
A smaller fire last November at the same facility, one of the main hospitals in the Hungarian capital, was ex- tinguished without fatalities or injuries.