Doc hailed a 'hero' for saving COVID-19 patients in hospital fire: Romania

Dr Catalin Denciu has burns to 40% of his body after a fire broke out in a dedicated coronavirus hospital, local media report

A doctor has burns to 40% of his body and has been hailed a hero after trying to rescue patients with COVID-19 from a fire in a Romanian hospital.

Dr Catalin Denciu.

The blaze broke out in the ICU of a hospital dedicated to treating patients with coronavirus in the northeastern city of Piatra Neamt on Saturday and spread to an adjoining room.

Some 10 people died in the fire, and seven others were in a critical condition,