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Fire at Covid Hospital in Nagpur

Staff Correspondent
World
Nagpur
A fire broke out at a hospital in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The fire broke out on Friday, April 09 at night. Covid-19 disease was treated in that hospital. The fire killed four people at the hospital.

The bodies of four people were found in the hospital. The hospital had 30 beds. Of these, 27 patients have been shifted to other hospitals.

"Twenty-seven patients have been admitted to another hospital. We can't comment on their condition now. The entire hospital has been evacuated," a police official said.

The condition of the two patients is critical, the news agency ANI reported. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital in Nagpur had 15 beds. Nagpur municipality official Rajendra Uchke said, "All that has been known so far is that the fire started from the ICU's air conditioner. The fire did not spread from that part of the building to any other place."

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the incident. He expressed sorrow over the incident and extended his condolences to the families of the victims. Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said they had been asked to take necessary steps.

Corona infections have been on the rise in Maharashtra, India, in recent weeks. The corona vaccination program in the state has been partially suspended until next Monday. In addition, strict restrictions have been imposed on corona control over the weekend.

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