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8 dead in fire at Ahmedabad's Covid hospital

Aug 06, 2020 08:03 IST

Eight patients died after a fire broke out in the ICU ward of a private Covid-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad on Thursday. News agency PTI reported that fire broke out at the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad during the early hours of Thursday, the officials said. Around 40 other Covid-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city, according to the officials. The cause of the fire is not known yet. Expressing his condolences to the bereaved families, the PM said that he was saddened by the tragic fire and has spoken to the Chief Minister and Mayor regarding the situation.