The fire department declared the following morning that at least three individuals had perished in a late-Friday fire at a hospital close to Rome.

The San Giovanni Evangelista hospital in Tivoli, just outside of Rome, had a fire at approximately 11 p.m. (2200 GMT), according to the fire department.

During the firefighting operation, a fourth body was also discovered, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. It was unclear if the deceased had passed away prior to the fire.

During the night, the fire was put out by the emergency services.

From the hospital on the eastern suburbs of Rome, about 200 patients—including children—were moved to different hospitals throughout the Italian metropolis. They were divided up based on how well they were doing