Fire outbreak at Covid hospital in India


A major fire broke out in Ahmedabad’s COVID hospital in the wee hours of Thursday. As many as eight COVID patients, including five men and three women, died in the incident.

According to the police, the fire started around 3:30 am in the ICU department of Shrey Hospital, in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad, in  the Indian state of Gujarat.

Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot, even as the hospital management tried to evacuate the rest of the patients. Many other patients were rescued by the police and fire department.

“The total death toll is eight persons. The fire started around 3:30 am and it has been controlled now. Many other patients were also rescued. The bodies are being sent for post mortem,” said LB Zala, assistant commissioner of police, B division, Ahmedabad city.