Police investigate deaths in Rumburk hospital

Police are looking into the deaths of several patients at a hospital in Rumburk, North Bohemia, after a former nurse was charged with murder on suspicion of euthanasia, the ctk news agency reports. The nurse allegedly gave a 70-year-old cancer patient higher amounts of drugs in order to speed up her demise. Police suspect she may have previously overdosed other patients who were in her care.