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10 dead, several injured in Ahmednagar civil hospital fire

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Mumbai, Nov 06: At least 10 people have died and several others injured after a fire broke out in the ICU (intensive care unit) of the Civil Hospital in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar.

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Reportedly, as many as 25 patients were admitted in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at the hospital, and six of them suffered serious burn injuries in the incident.

Ahmednagar district collector Rajendra Bhosale confirmed that 10 patients died and one patient was critical after the blaze erupted in the ICU section of the civil hospital, where Covid patients were admitted.

Shankar Misal, chief of the fire department of Ahmedanagar Municipal Corporation, said the fire erupted around 11 am.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed his condolences over the fire that broke out in the ICU ward of Ahmednagar District Hospital today and orders probe into the incident.

"Rs 5 lakh each has been announced to the kin of the deceased. DC had been ordered to conduct the enquiry of the incident and to submit the report in a week's time," said Maharashtra Health Minister, Rajesh Tope on fire incident at Ahmednagar District Hospital.

"Very shocking and disturbing news from Ahmednagar. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones... Praying for speedy recovery of the injured. In-depth inquiry should be conducted & strict action against all responsible people!" Devendra Fadnavis tweeted.

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