At least 18 people died after fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch.
The massive blaze broke out in Covid-19 ward of the hospital at 1 am on Saturday.
There were around 50 other patients at the 4-storey Welfare Hospital when fire broke out.
Bharuch SP, Rajendrasinh Chudasama said, “A fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Bharuch due to a short circuit.
As per our preliminary report, at least 12 patients have died due to fire.” Meanwhile PM Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and offered condolences to families of victims. CM Vijay Rupani announced Rs 4 lakh assistance for the kin of the deceased in hospital fire.
The hospital is situated on Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Ahmedabad.
Around 50 patients were rescued by locals, firefighters & shifted to nearby hospitals.
At least 18 people have died in a fire at hospital in western India. The blaze started in a Covid-19 ward on the ground floor of the building in Bharuch. It's being blamed on a leaking oxygen cylinder in the intensive care unit. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Massive fire broke out at COVID-19 care centre in Gujarat's Bharuch on April 30. COVID care centre trustee Zuber Patel informed that 14 COVID patients and 2 hospital staff died in the incident. "It's an unfortunate incident not only for us but for entire Bharuch. With Police and administration's help, we could shift patients to other hospitals. 14 patients and 2 staff nurses lost their lives in the incident," said Zuber Patel. In preliminary investigation, short circuit has come out to be the reason behind the fire.
Massive fire broke out at COVID-19 care centre in Gujarat's Bharuch on April 30. Patients were rescued and shifted to nearby hospitals. In preliminary investigation, short circuit has come out to be the reason behind the fire. Bharuch SP said, "According to primary information, probably 12 people have been killed in the incident of fire at Patel Welfare Hospital's dedicated COVID-19 care centre at 12:30 pm in Bharuch."
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