EFERio de Janeiro

At least 10 people died in a fire at a private hospital in the southeastern Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, while its more than 100 admitted patients were forced to evacuate the facility, firefighters confirmed on Friday.

The blaze erupted Thursday evening due to a short circuit in the generator of one of the buildings of Badim Hospital, located in the northern middle-class Rio neighborhood of Maracana, the medical center said in an initial report.