Rescuers carry a patient on a stretcher after the fire broke out at Yangon General Hospital (Source: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) - A fire broke out at a hospital in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on August 13, forcing staff to evacuate patients.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries from the blaze that started in a room in Yangon General Hospital’s cancer department, rescuers said.

Smoke rose from the colonial-era building in the hospital. Emergency staff swiftly removed medical equipment and patients from the building before a power cut.

Rescuers said about 60 patients were evacuated on stretchers and in wheelchairs.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.-VNA