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Five newly born killed as incubator catches fire

Five children were killed as fire broke out in a nursery of a hospital early this morning in Patiala, police said.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2009 15:57 IST
PTI

Five children were killed as fire broke out in a nursery of a hospital early this morning in Patiala, police said.

The incident occurred when an incubator, where all the five newly born children were kept, caught fire at 3:30 am on Saturday, Superintendent of Police Gurmit Singh said.

It is suspected that the fire broke out due to a short circuit, he said, adding the identity of the children were not known immediately.

First Published: Jan 31, 2009 08:41 IST