Article by Darshana Jamindar
19 Covid patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Gujarat’s Bharuch during early hours on Saturday.
Some patients on stretchers and beds were charred completely.
There were around 50 other patients at the four- storeyed Welfare Hospital when fire incident took place in the COVID-19 ward at 1 am. They were rescued by locals and firefighters.
The death toll in the fire tragedy reached 19. Immediately after the fire, we had confirmation of 12 deaths as per police official.
The 12 patients in the COVID-19 ward died due to the fire and resultant smoke, a senior police officer in Bharuch said.
Fire tenders, ambulance and police van were continuously running to the hospital for rescue operations.