At least eight people including four patients, were killed after a massive fire broke out at a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur city on Monday. Five people injured in the incident have been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Jabalpur Collector Dr Ilayaraja T said four patients, a caregiver and three staffers of the facility, housed in a ground plus three-storey building, died in the fire which has been put out, news agency PTI reported.
Of the five injured, he said, two were in critical condition and admitted to the ICU of the government medical college in Jabalpur. He said evacuation of patients and other people from the 30-bed hospital was over and no one was trapped in the building. The Collector said there were 20 to 25 people in the hospital when the blaze started.
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