While India is battling with the Covid disaster, one other mishap throughout the wee hours of Saturday and left individuals distressed. At least 18 coronavirus sufferers died after a fireplace broke out at a hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch within the early hours on Saturday.
According to the most recent data, the fireplace broke out within the ICU ward of the Covid care centre however the reason for the fireplace is unknown.
According to a PTI report, there have been round 50 different sufferers on the four-storeyed Welfare Hospital when the fireplace broke out within the COVID-19 ward at 1 am. They had been rescued by locals and firefighters, an official stated.
“As per information at 6.30 am, the death count in the tragedy stood at 18. Immediately after the fire, we had confirmation of 12 deaths,” a police official stated
Horrific visuals of the mishap confirmed stays of some sufferers on stretchers and beds.
The 12 sufferers within the COVID-19 ward died because of the hearth and resultant smoke whereas it’s unclear if the remaining 6 sufferers died of the identical motive or after they had been being shifted to different hospitals.
The COVID-19 designated hospital is located on the Bharuch-Jambusar freeway, round 190 km from the state capital (*18*) and is being run by a belief.
A fireplace official knowledgeable that the blaze was managed in an hour and round 50 had been rescued by native and firefighters.