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Delhi: 7 newborns killed in massive fire at baby care centre

At least seven newborns were killed after a massive fire broke out at a children’s hospital in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar early on Sunday.

The bodies have been shifted to the GTB Hospital for postmortem. The police said that action will being initiated against the owner of the hospital, who has been identified as Naveen Kichi.

12 newborns were rescued when a large fire erupted at the hospital. They have been shifted to East Delhi Advance NICU hospital.

“This incident of fire in a children’s hospital is heartbreaking. We all stand with those who lost their innocent children in this accident. Government and administration officials are busy providing treatment to the injured at the spot. The causes of the incident are being investigated and whoever is responsible for this negligence will not be spared,” said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

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