18 Covid patients die in fire at hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch
AHMEDABAD: In a horrific incident, 18 coronavirus patients who were being treated in a hospital, died due to fire.
The fire broke out in the hospital in Bharuch--almost 200 kms from Ahmedabad, in Gujarat on Saturday morning.
It was a four-storey hospital building and the fire started in the Covid ward. Locals said that apart from fire, the smoke also caused the deaths.
Eyewitnesses said that it was a desvastating fire as patients' remains on burnt beds and stretechers were seen. The police and firefighters rushed to the spot and with the help of locals, evacuated the trapped patients. The administration is conducting a probe in this regard.
The hospital is designated for treating the Covid patients. This is not the first such incident. Earlier, there have been incidents of fire in different hospitals in the country and Covid patients have died in these incidents in other parts of the country including Maharashtra. [May 2, 2021 NewsBits.in]