Four people died and 19 others were wounded when a fire broke out at a private hospital in Alexandria on Monday, Al-Masry Al-Youmreported.
Civil defense teams managed to put out the fire at al-Shorouk hospital in Gleem.
A security source told state-run MENA that the deaths resulted from suffocation.
Independent Albawabh news portal said the Health Ministry’s department in Alexandria decided to close the hospital until prosecutors determine what caused the fire.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that initial probes attributed the fire to an electric overload on radiology equipment.