4 Dead, Several Injured After Fire at Private Hospital in Nagpur

“The fire started from an AC unit of the ICU,” the chief fire officer of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation said. 

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Four people died and several others were injured after a fire broke out at a private hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur on Friday, 9 April.

“Around 27 patients at the hospital were shifted to other hospitals. We can’t comment on their health condition now. The hospital has been evacuated,” the police had been quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent of the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur, Dr Avinash Gawande, said three bodies had been brought there.

‘Fire Started from AC Unit’

The hospital is situated in the Wadi area, reported PTI.

"The fire started from an AC unit of the ICU located on the second floor... There were 10 patients on the second floor when the fire erupted. While six patients came out on their own, four others were rescued by the fire brigade personnel," the chief fire officer of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Rajendra Uchke, was quoted as saying by the news agency.

Meanwhile, two patients were said to be in a critical condition, NDTV reported, citing officials.

PM Modi, Fadnavis Express Condolences

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on the incident, saying, "Saddened by the hospital fire in Nagpur. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest."

4 Dead, Several Injured After Fire at Private Hospital in Nagpur
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Meanwhile, BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM tweeted saying he spoke to the Nagpur collector regarding the incident and was told that all assistance is being provided.

4 Dead, Several Injured After Fire at Private Hospital in Nagpur
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In an incident in March, several people died after a fire broke out at the Dreams Mall in Mumbai’s Bhandup area, which housed a hospital where several COVID patients were being treated.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI and NDTV.)

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