India Bhubaneswar hospital fire kills at least 23

India Bhubaneswar hospital fire kills at least 23
 

At least 23 people have died after a fire broke out in a hospital in eastern India, local officials say.
They say the fire started in the dialysis ward of the SUM hospital, a private facility in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha state.
Dozens of patients were taken to other medical facilities in the city.
About 120 firefighters were mobilised to tackle the blaze, which was later brought under control. PM Narendra Modi said he was "anguished" by the fire.
"We suspect the fire occurred due to an electric short circuit in the dialysis ward", Binoy Behera, a local fire... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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