The toll in the Ahmednagar hospital fire in Maharashtra rose to 11 after one person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, reported ANI. The fire broke out on at an intensive care unit of the city’s Civil Hospital.
Three to four more people are currently being treated, reported NDTV.
The blaze has been put out. Preliminary information suggests that a short circuit may have been the cause of the fire, according to the news channel.
Twenty people were undergoing treatment at the unit when the fire broke out, News18 Lokmat reported. Fire officials rushed to the spot and moved several patients with the help of nurses, doctors and ward boys.
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an investigation into the incident. He also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the families of the deceased.
District Collector Dr Rajendra Bhosle said that the patients in the hospital have been shifted to another medical facility.
“The bodies of all 11 victims were sent for postmortem and the reason behind their death – whether it was caused due to suffocation or due to disruption in medical oxygen supply – is being investigated,” Bhosle said,…