8 dead in fire at Ahmedabad COVID-19 hospital; PM Modi expresses grief, announces Rs 2 Lakh ex gratia

AHMADABAD  Eight patients in the ICU ward of a private COVID-19 designated hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad died after a massive fire broke out in the wee hours on Thursday.

The victims include five men and three women, who were being treated at the ICU ward of the COVID-19 designated Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad.

The blaze occurred at around 3.30 am on Thursday, an official was quoted as saying by PTI.

Around 41 other COVID-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital.

The cause of the fire is not known yet.


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