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Gujarat: 5 Patients Killed In Fire At Covid Hospital In Rajkot

Fire breaks out at ICU of COVID hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot; 5 patients killed

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A major fire broke at a COVID-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot. The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Mavdi area. As many as five lives were lost in the fire that broke at in the wee hours of Friday (November 27). The shocking incident took place in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the designated COVID-19 hospital.

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The Rajkot fire department has managed to control the blaze and save the other patients.

“We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU,” fire brigade official JB Thevasaid told PTI.

“The rescued patients have been shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals, he added.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Many are speculating that the fire might have broken out due to a short circuit on the second floor of the COVID hospital.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe into the incident, news agency ANI reported.

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