Covıd-19, India

Covıd-19, India

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in western India

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in western India

6/8/2020 8:32:00 AM

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in western India

Eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in India 's western city of Ahmedabad early ...

"A staffer whose PPE caught fire ran out of the ward to douse it but the fire spread rapidly to the whole ward," said Rajesh Bhatt, additional chief fire officer of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services."Five men and three women, who were undergoing treatment for the novel coronavirus were not in a position to escape ... they died due to smoke and heat caused by the fire," he said.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementPrime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said"he was saddened by the tragic hospital fire" in his home state.In Mumbai, India's financial capital, hospital staff waded through corridors flooded with rain water to enter wards following torrential monsoon season downpours.

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