21 Dead in Fire at Beijing’s Changfeng Hospital
Beijing’s Changfeng Hospital was the site of a deadly fire earlier today that claimed the lives of 21 people. The fire broke out in the hospital’s COVID-19 ward and quickly spread to other parts of the building. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire after several hours of battling the blaze.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, but authorities have said that it started in the basement of the hospital. Witnesses reported seeing smoke billowing from the building and hearing screams from inside as the fire spread.
The Incident and Its Aftermath
Tragically, 21 people lost their lives in the fire, and at least 70 others were injured. Many of the victims were elderly patients who were unable to escape the flames. The hospital has since been evacuated, and patients have been transferred to other medical facilities in the area.
The incident has sparked widespread outrage and calls for improved safety measures in hospitals across China. This is not the first time that a deadly fire has occurred in a hospital in the country, and many are calling for stricter regulations and oversight to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.