11 Patients Die In Fire At Covid Ward In Maharashtra Hospital

At least eleven patients died and several others were injured after a massive fire ripped through the ICU of the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital

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At least eleven patients died and several others were injured after a massive fire ripped through the ICU of the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital. Reportedly, one patient is said to be in critical condition.

According to the media reports, 25 patients were admitted in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at the hospital, and six of them suffered serious burn injuries in the incident. Ahmednagar district collector Rajendra Bhosale confirmed the death of 10 Covid-19 patients. He added that the remaining patients have been shifted to a Covid ward in another hospital.

The cause of the blaze, which has now been extinguished, is as yet unknown, but preliminary investigations by the fire department suggest it started due to an electrical short circuit.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray extended his condolences to the families of those who had died, and assured them of every possible support.

Former Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis tweeted calling for "strict action against all responsible people".

NCP leader Sangram Jagtap, who represents the Ahmednagar Assembly seat also expressed sorrow and called for the victims' families to get compensation.

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