At Least 10 Patients Killed, Several Injured After Fire Breaks Out in Indian COVID Hospital – Video

© AFP 2022 / XAVIER GALIANAIn this photograph taken on July 15, 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus patients rest on their beds at the Intensive Care Unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noida.
In this photograph taken on July 15, 2020 COVID-19 coronavirus patients rest on their beds at the Intensive Care Unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noida. - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.11.2021
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The local police are investigating the blaze – preliminary findings suggest it was caused by an electrical short circuit.
At least 10 COVID patients have died and several injured after a massive fire broke out on Saturday and engulfed Ahmednagar Civil Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Hospital staff desperately moved the 17 COVID patients who were being treated in the ICU ward in a bid to get them to safety, as four fire brigades two hours to get the fire under control.
In the videos that are doing the rounds on the internet, the entire ICU can be seen engulfed in smoke as firefighters battle the flames.
In another video, doctors can be seen desperately trying to revive victims choked by the smoke.
Maharashtra's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) politician Nawab Malik said emphasised that all hospitals must undertake a "fire audit" to prevent another catastrophe, while former Maharashtra state chief and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said those responsible must be held accountable.
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