At the least 10 sufferers have died after a hearth at a brief Covid hospital in Vijayawada, south-east India.
The hearth broke out at Swarna Palace, a resort getting used to deal with sufferers, on Sunday morning.
It was introduced underneath management in half an hour and all surviving sufferers have been moved to a different hospital within the metropolis, officers stated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he was “anguished” by the blaze, the second fireplace at a Covid centre in days.
Sunday’s fireplace began shortly after 05:00 (23:30GMT).
Greater than 20 individuals had been injured. They’ve been taken to a hospital elsewhere within the metropolis.
The reason for the hearth is just not but recognized. An investigation has been launched.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Twitter that his ideas had been with these affected.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has already introduced that the victims’ relations will obtain compensation of 5 million rupees (£51,000).
The hearth comes after eight sufferers died at a Covid hospital in Ahmedabad on Thursday after a hearth broke out inside its essential care unit.
A senior fireplace division official instructed BBC Gujarati that the blaze had unfold after a employees member’s PPE equipment caught fireplace attributable to a brief circuit.
India has the third-highest variety of Covid circumstances on the planet, with greater than 2.1 million infections recorded. Greater than 43,000 have died, in keeping with information from Johns Hopkins College.
On Sunday, the nation recorded 64,000 circumstances, a brand new single-day document.