13 killed due to fire at Maharashtra COVID-19 hospital

Amid the COVID-19 surge, a fire at a Covid-19 hospital in Vasai in Maharashtra on Friday claimed the lives of at least 13 patients.

The fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, which is treating Covid-19 patients. The started in the air conditioning unit of the hospital’s ICU, where as many as 17 patients were admitted at the time.

The incident occurred after 3 am and within 5 minutes, the Vasai Virar Corporation fire brigade reached the spot.

The hospital in Vasai of Palghar district is burnt down according to primary visuals.

Patients are being shifted to nearby hospitals.

Corona Control Room at Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation has confirmed casualties.

Awaiting further details about how fire broke out in the hospital.