Twelve ICU patients have died after a fire broke out last night at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Virar, about 70 km from state capital Mumbai.
The incident took place at Vijay Vallabh Hospital, officials said.
“I got a call at around 3 am from a friend whose mother-in-law was admitted to the hospital. As I reached, I saw fire engines outside the hospital. The intensive care unit at the second floor was engulfed in smoke. Only two nurses were there, couldn’t see a doctor. It took firefighters about half an hour to put out the flames. We could see eight-ten bodies there,” Avinash Patil, an eyewitness told the reporters.