Fire in western Indian hospital kills 10 infants, 7 rescued

Police say a fire in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India has killed 10 infants

Via AP news wire
Saturday 09 January 2021 06:08 GMT
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A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said.

A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit, said police officer V.S. Chavan.

The Press Trust of India news agency said the infants were 1 to 3 months old.

Firefighters rescued seven babies from the newborn care unit of the hospital in Bhandara, a town in Maharashtra state nearly 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) south of New Delhi

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