8 patients dead after fire breaks out at Covid-19 hospital in Ahmedabad: Official

Updated on Aug 06, 2020 08:56 AM IST

Around 40 other Covid-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in Ahmedabad, an official said.

Fire broke out at a Covid-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad.(ANI Photo)
Fire broke out at a Covid-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad.(ANI Photo)
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Eight patients in the ICU ward of a private Covid-19 designated hospital died after fire broke out there on Thursday, a fire official said.

Fire broke out at the Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad during the early hours of Thursday, the official said.

Around 40 other Covid-19 patients at the facility were rescued and shifted to a civic hospital in the city, he said.

The cause of the fire is not known yet, he said.

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