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Fire At Mumbai Hospital Kills 2, Over 70 Coronavirus Patients Evacuated

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Rescue operations are underway, Deputy Commissioner of Police stated.

Mumbai:

At least two folks have been killed after a fireplace broke out final evening at a hospital at a mall in Mumbai. More than 70 coronavirus sufferers have been admitted to the hospital on the time of the incident.

The incident comes at a time when India’s monetary capital is but once more seeing an upsurge in Covid instances. On Thursday, the town logged 5,504 new infections to publish a brand new excessive. 

Last evening, over 70 Covid sufferers have been rushed out of Dreams Mall Sunrise Hospital when the fireplace broke out at round 12:30 AM. Two of them, nonetheless, died, officers stated.

Around 22 fireplace engines have been rushed to the hospital to place out the flames. The reason behind the incident shouldn’t be but recognized; a probe has been launched.

“Two casualties have been reported in the incident. A level-3 or level-4 fire broke out on the first floor of a mall at 12:30 am. 22 to 23 fire tenders are present at the spot,” police officer Prashant Kadam was quoted as saying by information company ANI. 

“Out of 73 covid patients, 30  patients have been shifted to Mulund Jumbo center, and three patients were shifted to Fortis Hospital,” a senior physician confirmed.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was quoted as saying by information company ANI, “This is the first time I have seen a hospital in a mall. This is a very serious situation. Seven patients were on ventilators. 70 patients have been taken to another hospital. There will be an investigation to confirm the cause of the fire.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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