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7 dead in fire at COVID care center in vijayawada, PM Modi offers condolences

Total Seven Patients Were Killed In A Fire Accident At A Hotel Which Was Converted As COVID-19 Care Facility In Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada On Sunday Morning.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Avinash Prabhakar | Updated on: 09 Aug 2020, 10:07:59 AM

Fire at COVID Care Facility (Photo Credit: ANI)

New Delhi:

Total seven patients were killed in a fire accident at a hotel which was converted as COVID-19 care facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada on Sunday morning. Over 20 people were rescued from massive fire outbreaks. The district official said,"We have recovered seven bodies. The hotel was taken by a private hospital to treat COVID-19 patients. The fire broke out in the early hours. Rescue operations are on'.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to deceased families and said he had discussed about the situation with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. Prime Minister Modi tweeted, 'Anguished by the fire at a Covid Centre in Vijayawada. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible. Discussed the prevailing situation with AP CM'.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over this incident. Vijayawada police Commissioner B Srinivasulu told P T I that they have shifted about 20 patients to various hospitals. There were 30 patients undergoing treatment at the facility and 10 hospital staff.

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First Published : 09 Aug 2020, 10:07:59 AM