India Hospital Fire Kills at Least 19 in Eastern City
according to rapporteur report from new york times, link , The fire late Monday at Sum Hospital, in the city of Bhubaneswar, may have been started by a short-circuit in the hospital’s dialysis unit, said Sharad Kumar Sahoo, a city police inspector.
Gangadhar Sahoo, dean of the Institute of Medical Sciences, which is affiliated with the hospital, said he believed the patients had died from inhaling carbon monoxide. No other patients in the 750-bed hospital were hurt, and the survivors were moved elsewhere, he said.
The fire was quickly brought under control, but thick smoke filled the adjacent wards, said Trilok Kumar Babu, a city fire official. Evacuating the patients took four hours, he said.
The government of the state of Odisha, which includes Bhubaneswar, ordered an investigation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter that he was “deeply anguished” by the deaths.