At least five people have died after a fire broke out at the Intensive Care Unit of a COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat‘s Rajkot. According to officials, 22 people have been rescued so far.
The incident at Rajkot’s Uday Shivanand Hospital took place at around 1 AM on Friday morning. There were at least 33 patients in the hospital when the fire took place.
Fire brigade official J B Theva was quoted as saying, “We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing them about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU.”
In August, at least eight COVID-19 patients had died after a fire broke out at Ahmedabad’s Shrey Hospital in Gujarat’s business capital. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hails from Gujarat, had condoled the death of the COVID-19 positive victims.
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