Prosecutor charges 14 over hospital fire that killed three patients

TAGS: Crime

An Athens court of first instance prosecutor on Wednesday brought criminal charges against 14 members of the capital’s Dafni psychiatric hospital staff in connection with a fire in September 2015 that led to the death of three patients.

According to the charge sheet, the 14 employees – who include doctors and administrative staff – had been aware that shortfalls in the hospital’s administration meant there was a risk of fire breaking out but had failed to take remedial action.

The staff face charges of causing arson, grievous bodily harm and general damage.