Ten newborns have been killed on Saturday in a large fire at a hospital in Maharashtra, India’s richest state, a physician mentioned, as main politicians expressed grief at the lack of life.
“The fire broke out at 2 a.m. at the moment,” mentioned Pramod Khandate, civil surgeon at Bhandara District Common Hospital in the western state. Seven of the 17 youngsters in the Sick New child Care Unit have been rescued, Khandate advised Reuters accomplice ANI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakre ordered a probe into the incident.
“Coronary heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, the place we’ve got misplaced treasured younger lives,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Twitter. “My ideas are with all of the bereaved households. I hope the injured get well as early as attainable.”
Plenty of different politicians, together with opposition chief Rahul Gandhi, additionally expressed their grief.