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Fire at an Indian hospital kills five coronavirus patients.

Image Credit: ANI

Early on Friday, a fire broke out in the privately run hospital, Uday Shivanand Hospital  that is treating coronavirus patients in New Delhi. It has been reported that five coronavirus patients have been killed, and 28 injured.

Firefighters were deployed to the area, where they managed to extinguish the fire after 30 minutes. It is believed that the fire started in the intensive care unit. An official of the Gujarat State Management Disaster said,

A fire broke out in the ICU in the hospital on early Friday morning in Shivanand Hospital. There were 33 patients in the hospital. Five patients died in the fire.

While the exact cause of the fire is unknown so far, the lack of proper maintenance and poor safety standards often results in several deaths due to fires every year. An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

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