Ten Covid-19 patients have died after a fire broke out inside a hospital ICU in Ahmednagar, a city in India’s western Maharashtra state, on Saturday morning. Un one was also wounded.
Indian media reported that a preliminary investigation suggested the cause of the fire to be a short circuit. A second official claimed that the ICU was a recent addition to Covid-19 patients.
Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, ordered an inquiry into the incident. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that he was “anguished”The loss of life.
A fire that erupted in Ahmednagar hospital, Maharashtra caused the deaths of many people. Our condolences go out to all the families who have lost loved ones. Let the hurt recover as soon as possible.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2021
India witnessed several ICU fires in this past year. One fire broke out at Virar hospital, Maharashtra, killing 14 patients. The following month, a similar fire broke out in Virar hospital. 16 victims and two nurses perished.
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Fire breaks out at ICU ward, Covid-19 Hospital near Mumbai in India. At least 13 people are killed.
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