Pity! 4 babies died in a fire in an Indian hospital

Suara.com – Four of the 40 newborns in a government hospital in central India died when a fire ravaged the hospital’s maternity ward on Monday (09/11/2021), officials said.

The incident is the latest in a string of hospital fires in India this year, killing dozens of people.

The babies who survived at Kamla Nehru Hospital in Madhya Pradesh state were moved to another ward, the state Health Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang told reporters after the fire was brought under control.

Most of the babies treated in the department were underweight.

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“Other children are currently being treated,” Sarang said on Twitter.

He added that an investigation into the fire had been ordered.

At least 70 people have been killed in hospitals in India this year, including 10 last weekend in Maharashtra, the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh. (Source: Antara / Reuters)