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Brazilian doctor killed 7 to free hospital beds

A Brazilian doctor suspected of killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in southern Brazil is under investigation for the murder of some 300 others, investigators said.

world Updated: Mar 29, 2013 23:17 IST

A Brazilian doctor suspected of killing seven patients to free up hospital beds in southern Brazil is under investigation for the murder of some 300 others, investigators said.

A team, led by health ministry investigator Mario Lobato, is investigating the 1,872 deaths in the last seven years at the intensive care unit headed by Virginia Soares de Souza in Evangelico Hospital in Curitiba, a city in the southern state of Parana, reported Xinhua News Agency.