22 COVID-19 patients killed due to oxygen leakage in Nasik hospital

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District Magistrate of Nasik, Maharashtra confirms 22 patients have died due to oxygen leakage in Dr Zakir Hussain hospital Wednesday. More than 170 patients were on oxygen in the hospital, according to local reports.

Suraj Mandhar, the district collector, said the oxygen supply has since been resumed to other patients. Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit by the second wave of Covid-19.

Fire officer Sanjay Bairagi said the leakage was plugged by the fire service within 15 minutes, but there was supply disruption, according to AP news.

Many Indian cities are facing dire shortage of oxygen supply after India witnessed nearly three hundred thousand fresh cases of coronavirus.