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Home Health Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital

There have been round 50 different sufferers on the four-storeyed hospital when the fireplace broke out within the COVID-19 ward at 1 am, an official mentioned

Hearth breaks out at a COVID-19 care centre in Bharuch. ANI

Bharuch: At the very least 18 coronavirus sufferers died after a hearth broke out at a hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch within the early hours on Saturday.

Intestine-wrenching visuals of the tragedy confirmed stays of some sufferers burned alive on stretchers and beds.

There have been round 50 different sufferers on the four-storeyed Welfare Hospital when the fireplace broke out within the COVID-19 ward at 1 am. They had been rescued by locals and firefighters, an official mentioned.

“As per data at 6.30 am, the toll within the tragedy stood at 18. Instantly after the fireplace, we had affirmation of 12 deaths,” a police official instructed PTI.

The 12 sufferers within the COVID-19 ward died as a result of hearth and resultant smoke, Bharuch SP Rajendrasinh Chudasama mentioned.

It’s not clear if the remaining six additionally died within the Welfare hospital or whereas being shifted to different hospitals.

The COVID-19 designated hospital is located on the Bharuch-Jambusar freeway, round 190 km from the state capital Ahmedabad and is being run by a belief.

The reason for the fireplace is but to be ascertained, the official mentioned.

The fireplace was managed inside an hour and round 50 sufferers had been rescued by locals in addition to firefighters, a hearth official mentioned. They had been shifted to close by hospitals, he
added.

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