There had been round 50 different sufferers on the four-storeyed hospital when the fireplace broke out within the COVID-19 ward at 1 am, an official mentioned
Bharuch: At least 18 coronavirus sufferers died after a fireplace broke out at a hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch within the early hours on Saturday.
Gut-wrenching visuals of the tragedy confirmed stays of some sufferers burned alive on stretchers and beds.
There had been round 50 different sufferers on the four-storeyed Welfare Hospital when the fireplace broke out within the COVID-19 ward at 1 am. They had been rescued by locals and firefighters, an official mentioned.
“According to primary information, probably 12 people have been killed in the incident of fire at Patel Welfare Hospital’s dedicated COVID-19 care centre at 12:30 pm in Bharuch,” says police pic.twitter.com/4Y5IUg0XYB
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“As per information at 6.30 am, the toll in the tragedy stood at 18. Immediately after the fire, we had confirmation of 12 deaths,” a police official informed PTI.
The 12 sufferers within the COVID-19 ward died because of the hearth and resultant smoke, Bharuch SP Rajendrasinh Chudasama mentioned.
It isn’t clear if the remaining six additionally died within the Welfare hospital or whereas being shifted to different hospitals.
The COVID-19 designated hospital is located on the Bharuch-Jambusar freeway, round 190 km from the state capital Ahmedabad and is being run by a belief.
The explanation for the fireplace is but to be ascertained, the official mentioned.
The hearth was managed inside an hour and round 50 sufferers had been rescued by locals in addition to firefighters, a fireplace official mentioned. They had been shifted to close by hospitals, he