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India A fireplace has killed 11 coronavirus sufferers at a southern Indian resort getting used as a COVID-19 facility within the second such incident this month

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OMER FAROOQ Related Press

August 9, 2020, 7:39 AM

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HYDERABAD, India —
A fireplace killed 11 coronavirus sufferers early Sunday at a southern Indian resort getting used as a COVID-19 facility, officers stated, within the second such incident this month.

The blaze at Resort Swarna Palace within the metropolis of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh state broke out at 5 a.m. Rescue groups evacuated these trapped within the multistory constructing, stated Senior police officer Srinivasulu, who makes use of just one identify.

A minimum of 22 individuals have been dropped at hospitals, he stated.

The fireplace was introduced underneath management however the smoke was nonetheless billowing out from the constructing, he stated.

Srinivasulu stated that {an electrical} short-circuit seemed to be the reason for the fireplace.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences and guaranteed survivors of all doable assist.

This the second fireplace incident at a COVID-19 facility in India this month. On Thursday, eight individuals have been killed in a hearth within the intensive care unit of a non-public COVID-19 designated hospital in Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.

Fires are widespread in buildings in India due to poor security requirements with insufficient fireplace extinguishers, smoke detectors and fireplace alarm techniques.

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