10 people die in hospital fire in India

Two patients are in critical condition and five are stable.

NEW DELHI (ANTARA) – The intensive care unit (ICU) of a public hospital in the west Indian city of Ahmednagar caught fire on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others.

According to the health department official PD Gandal, the authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

He added that only seven of the 17 ICU patients were saved from the disaster.

“Two patients are in critical condition, five more are stable,” Gandal told Reuters.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of life in a tweet on his Twitter account.

He conveyed an expression of sadness to the mourners.

“Hopefully the injured will get well soon,” said Modi.

The incident is the latest in a series of such fires that have killed dozens of patients this year.

Several fires are believed to have occurred due to short circuits in electronic equipment.

Several fire accidents also occurred in Maharashtra, Ahmednagars state.

Source: Reuters

Translator: Tia Mutiasari
Editor: Bayu Prasetyo