AN fire in The COVID-19 ward of an Indian hospital has reportedly killed at least 11 patients.
The cause of the flame die broke out Saturday in a hospital in the city of Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra is still unknown.
Authorities said they will investigate, according to the AP.
The department held about 17 people for the fire. The surviving patients have been transferred to a COVID-19 ward in another hospital, where they are listed as being in stable condition.
“[I am] tormented by the loss of lives because of a fire in a hospital in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, “Indian prime minister Narendra Modic tweeted. “Sorry for your loss met the next of kin. May the wounded recover at the earliest.”
It is the second fatal fire in an Indian COVID-19 ward since April when minimum 16 people and two health workers were killed, according to the AP, die poor quoted maintenance and a defect of To extinguish a fire equipment.
since the start of the pandemic has left the Southeast Asian nation reported 34.3 million cases of COVID and 460,000 deaths, though health officials believe the actual numbers are likely many higher.
India experienced a huge increase from the begin in half march and around one point, wash responsible for more then half of all global corona cases, The New York Times reported.
There is also concern that the ongoing celebrations associated with the holiday Diwali could lead to another spike in infections.
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