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Pipe Failure Floods 5 Floors of Manchester VA Hospital

The Manchester VA Medical Center in New Hampshire, under investigation after reports of substandard treatment and conditions, is now dealing with flooding and severe water damage.

The hospital says a mechanical pipe failure early Wednesday caused flooding on a number of floors.

Health care services provided on the first and second floors haven't been affected, but patients with appointments in the affected areas on five floors above that were being contacted.

Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says she has been in touch with VA staff and is deeply concerned by the situation.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin removed two officials at New Hampshire's only veterans' hospital and ordered a review of the facility this week after the Boston Globe reported on a whistleblower complaint filed by physicians.

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