Fire in Indian Hospital COVID-19 Ward Kills 11 Patients

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A antheral   is carried for attraction    aft  a occurrence  successful  a hospital's COVID-19 ward that caught occurrence  successful  Ahmednagar, successful  the occidental  Indian authorities   of Maharashtra connected  Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo)

A antheral is carried for attraction aft a occurrence successful a hospital's COVID-19 ward that caught occurrence successful Ahmednagar, successful the occidental Indian authorities of Maharashtra connected Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo)

NEW DELHI—Eleven patients died Saturday aft a fire broke retired successful a hospital’s COVID-19 ward successful the occidental Indian authorities of Maharashtra, constabulary said.

There were 17 patients successful the ward successful the metropolis of Ahmednagar wherever the occurrence started, said constabulary Inspector Jyoti Karkade. The remaining six patients are successful unchangeable condition, she added.

While the occurrence has been brought nether control, the origin was not instantly clear. Officials said they volition transportation retired an investigation.

India_Hospital_Fire_21310367162667 People inspect a hospital’s COVID-19 ward that caught occurrence successful Ahmednagar, successful the occidental Indian authorities of Maharashtra connected Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo)

The erstwhile main curate of the state, Devendra Fadnavis, took to Twitter to explicit his condolences and called for “strict action” against those responsible.

Such incidents are not uncommon successful India. In May, erstwhile the state was battling a devastating surge successful coronavirus cases, a occurrence successful a COVID-19 ward successful occidental India killed astatine slightest 18 patients.

Poor attraction and deficiency of due firefighting instrumentality often origin deaths successful India.

The Associated Press

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