Four killed in fire at private hospital in Nagpur; Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives

The fire started from an AC unit of the ICU located on the second floor of the hospital, the Nagpur civic body's chief fire officer said

Press Trust of India April 10, 2021 10:26:14 IST
Four killed in fire at private hospital in Nagpur; Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives

A fire that broke out in a Nagpur hospital on Friday. News18 Lokmat

Nagpur: Four persons died and some others suffered injuries after a fire broke out in a private hospital at Nagpur in Maharashtra on Friday night, an official said.

The incident occurred at 8.10 pm at the hospital located in Wadi area of the city, he said.

"The fire reportedly started from an AC unit of the ICU located on the second floor of the hospital. The blaze remained confined to that floor and did not spread further," Nagpur Municipal Corporation's (NMC) chief fire officer Rajendra Uchke said, adding that it is a non-COVID hospital.

Four persons died in the incident and some others were injured, he said.

Several fire tenders were rushed to the hospital, Uchke said.

"There were 10 patients on the second floor when the fire erupted. While six patients came out on their own, four others were rescued by the fire brigade personnel," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a fire that broke out at a hospital in Nagpur.

"Saddened by the hospital fire in Nagpur. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest," Modi tweeted.

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