Gujarat: Five patients killed as fire breaks out at Rajkot hospital

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At least five patients were killed after a fire broke out at a COVID-19 designated hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in the wee hours of Friday.

The fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shivanand Hospital in Rajkot.

Around thirty other coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued. They were shifted to another hospital, sources said.

The fire is under control, however, reports stated that the fire might have broken out due to a short circuit.

Further details are awaited.