Fire killed eight COVID-19 patients at a hospital in western India early Thursday,
officials said An investigation has been launched to find out the cause of the fire at the hospital in Ahmedabad
in Gujarat state.
Fire killed eight COVID-19 patients, The blaze broke out at approximately 3 am at the hospital in
the Navrangpura neighborhood
Firefighters and 15 fire engines contained the fire to the intensive care unit at Shrey Hospital and it was
extinguished in half an hour, fire officer Yusuf Khan said.
It took firefighters half an hour to contain the blaze at Shrey Hospital in Ahmadabad.
Thirty-five patients had been moved to other hospitals, one paramedic was being treated for burns received while trying to douse the flames. Fires are common in buildings in India because of poor safety standards with inadequate fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and fire alarm systems.