A fire at a hospital in Maharashtra, India, has killed four patients and injured several others. A fire broke out at a private hospital in Thane, 28 km from Mumbai, on Wednesday morning. News from NDTV.
Upon receiving the news, firefighters came and brought the fire under control. 20 patients have been rescued from the hospital. Six of them were in the ICU. As a result of the fire, the first floor of the hospital was burnt to ashes. However, there were no patients with corona at the hospital, authorities said.
Police said the four patients died while being transferred to another hospital.
Jitendra Awhad, a local MLA and Maharashtra minister, said the patients had died of burns. Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray has been informed about the incident. Five lakh rupees will be given to the families of the dead and one lakh rupees to the injured.
However, the cause of the fire is not yet known. A high-level investigation committee comprising police and medical officials has been formed for this, the minister said.
A fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Maharashtra’s Palghar district last Friday. At least 13 people were killed.