A massive fire breaks out in a Maharashtra hospital's ICU, killing ten people.
A fire at Ahmednagar District Hospital took the lives of ten individuals, according to the District Collector.
On Saturday, a major fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ahmednagar Civil Hospital in Maharashtra, killing at least ten people and injuring countless others (November 6).
"A total of 10 people died in a fire incident at Ahmednagar District Hospital," stated District Collector Rajendra Bhosale, according to ANI.
As soon as the fire broke out in the hospital, four fire trucks were dispatched to the scene to put out the blaze, which was quickly spreading to other wards, according to IANS.
"Hospital authorities, aided by locals and rescue teams, managed to shift many patients from the neighbouring wards as a precaution," an official of the Ahmednagar Police Control said.
At the scene of the rescue and relief activities, senior police, district, and fire department officials are present.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik has promised that anyone guilty for the mishap will face severe punishment. "Action will be taken against those who are guilty. There were clear instructions for fire audit of all district hospitals, in such a situation, if the fire audit of this hospital was not done, then who was responsible? Even after the fire audit, whose fault is it? These things will also be investigated."
According to eyewitnesses, at least 20 victims were receiving treatment at the civil hospital's ICU, while dozens of relatives hurried to the hospital seeking information about their relatives. The fire was put out at 1 p.m., but the ICU ward was completely destroyed.