Fire in Egypt hospital kills 7 coronavirus patients Jun 30, 2020 0 24 12345 Cairo A fire at a hospital in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Monday killed seven coronavirus patients, security and medical sources said.Seven other people were injured in the blaze, believed to be caused by a malfunctioning air conditioner in an area designated for isolating COVID-19 patients, the sources said.Firefighters stopped it spreading to other hospital buildings, and ambulances were dispatched to transfer patients to other medical facilities, the state-run newspaper Akhbar al-Youm reported. The victims died of suffocation and hospital staff were among those injured, according to local media.Egypt’s prosecutor-general said in a statement that it has launched an investigation into the incident focusing on the technical specifications of the private hospital’s intensive care unit.Egypt has so far registered 65,188 COVID-19 cases including 2,789 fatalities. (AFP) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Nine bodies found in new Libya mass grave: Pro-government forces Jun 30, 2020 0 1084 Israel’s annexation plans ‘illegal’: UN rights chief Jun 30, 2020 0 237 ‘It’s my dam’: Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project Jun 30, 2020 0 235 Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Trump for killing general AFP Tehran Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike. Tehran prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr, .. Iran reports daily record of over 160 COVID-19 deaths Tehran Iran on Monday reported over 160 Covid-19-related deaths in 24 hours, a record number and one that has led to serious concern in the Health Ministry. The death toll has now risen to 10,670, with 225,205 infections .. Record number of Syrians going hungry, aid groups warn AFP Beirut Leading aid groups called Monday for increased access and funding for millions of Syrians at risk of starvation, on the eve of a key conference in Brussels. More than nine years into the conflict, the fighting .. Iraq frees 14 pro-Iran fighters held over rocket fire Baghdad More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters arrested in an unprecedented raid by elite Iraqi forces were released Monday and the case against them dropped, their group’s spokesman said. Counter-terrorism forces .. South African state corruption probe resumes after 3 months AFP Johannesburg A South African judicial commission probing state corruption during former president Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure resumed hearings on Monday after a three-month interruption casued by the ..