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Hospital fire in Romania kills 3 newborns

From Stan Cosmin, For CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Another eight newborns were seriously burned
  • Everyone in the hospital was evacuated, including five women in labor

(CNN) -- Three newborn babies died Monday night when a fire broke out in the intensive care unit of Giulesti Maternity Hospital in Bucharest, Romania, an official said.

Another eight newborns were taken to a children's hospital in Bucharest with serious burns over 50 percent of their bodies, said Raed Arafat, state secretary deputy in the Health Care Ministry.

Everyone in the hospital was evacuated, including five women in labor, another 26 pregnant women and six who had just given birth.