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10 newborns killed after fire breaks out at hospital in India

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

09th Jan, 2021. 09:34 pm
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10 babies killed in India

On Saturday, ten newborn babies in India were killed after a fire erupted at a hospital in Maharashtra.

A civil surgeon Pramod Khandate at Bhandara District General Hospital in the western state said that “The fire broke out at 2 a.m. (2030 GMT) today”. Out of 17 children, 7 were rescued from the Sick Newborn Care Unit.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakre extended his condolences and said,

“Heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, where we have lost precious young lives,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter. “My thoughts are with all the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover as early as possible.”

Many other politicians, including opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, also expressed their grief.

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