In an unfortunate incident, at least 10 people have died in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar after a fire broke out on Saturday at a district hospital.
According to reports, there were 17 patients admitted with Covid-19 when the fire broke out at around 11 am.
Taking it to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences to the bereaved family and wrote, “Anguished by the loss of lives due to a fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest.”
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered a detailed probe into the tragedy.
District Collector Dr Rajendra Bhosle informed that the remaining patients have been shifted to a Covid ward in another hospital and added that a 'fire audit' of the structure had been conducted.
Meanwhile, the cause of primary cause of the incident is as yet unknown, but preliminary investigations by the fire department suggest it started due to an electrical short circuit.