Fire breaks out in ICU ward of COVID-19 hospital in Rajkot, 5 patients dead
A hospital fire in Rajkot city of Gujarat claimed as many as five lives in the wee hours of Friday (November 27). The fire had broken out in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the designated COVID-19 hospital in Rajkot. According to reports, as many as 11 patients were inside the ICU at the time of the incident. While six out of 11 patients in ICU were saved, the other five lost their lives.
Reports further stated that the fire might have broke out due to a short circuit on the second floor of the COVID hospital.While local authorities have good reason to believe that the blaze started from the ICU, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.