Maharashtra: Death toll in a hospital fire has risen to 11
PM Modi, President, Vice President PM and Amit Shah offer condolences
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah took to social media and expressed grief over the loss of lives. The fire in the ICU of Ahmednagar Civil Hospital in Maharashtra killed 11 patients and injured several others
As a huge fire swept through the intensive care unit (ICU) of Ahmednagar Civil Hospital in Maharashtra on Saturday (November 6), it killed at least 11 people and injured several, a health official said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of lives. In a tweet, Modi said, “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.”
Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed grief over the death of the 10 patients. “Very saddened by the tragic accident at Civil Hospital, Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families, and I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Shah said in a tweet message.
According to him, there were 17 Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit when the fire broke out around 11 am and was reportedly spreading to other wards. Senior police officials have reached the spot and have been supervising the rescue operation.
As per reports, six patients have suffered serious burn injuries in this fire incident. Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the fire while the exact reason of the fire is not yet known.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an in-depth inquiry into the incident. Maharashtra cabinet minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik said that action will be taken against those found guilty and also said that the Chief Minister would announce compensation to the kin of the deceased.
At aroud 5.08 pm, ANI reported that one more person succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, taking the death toll to 11. An ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each by state government has been announced for kin of the deceased.
President, Vice President and PM express sadness on loss of lives due to fire in a hospital in Maharashtra
The President, Vice President and Prime Minister have expressed sadness on the loss of lives due to fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.
President Ram Nath Kovind said, the news of the death of people due to fire at Civil Hospital in Ahmednagar is extremely sad. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, he is pained to learn about the loss of lives in a fire that broke out in the ICU ward of Ahmednagar District Hospital in Maharashtra. He expressed condolences to the bereaved families. Mr Naidu said, his thoughts and prayers are with the injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the loss of lives due to a fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. In a tweet, he gave his condolences to the bereaved families and wished for the the injured to recover at the earliest.