Fire Breaks Out At Hospital In Maharashtra, 4 Dead

Mumbai: As many as four patients died in a major fire that broke out in a private hospital near Thane of Maharashtra on Wednesday.

The incident took place at around 3.40 am today at Prime Criticare Hospital at Kausa in Mumbra.

The deceased have been identified as Yasmeen Z. Sayyed (46-year-old), Nawab M Shaikh (47-year-old), Halima B. Salmani (70-year-old), and Sonawane.

According to reports, four patients died while they were being shifted to another hospital. Several patients sustained injuries whereas around 20 patients have been rescued from the hospital, out of which six were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). There were no Covid patients at the facility.

On getting the information, three fire engines along with five ambulances rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control.

Maharashtra Minister and MLA Jitendra Awhad arrived at the spot and said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has been informed about the incident.

The families of the deceased will receive Rs 5 lakh compensation each whereas the injured will get Rs 1 lakh each, added the minister.

A high-level enquiry committee has been formed to investigate the cause of the fire.

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