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22 die in SUM hospital fire in Bhubaneswar

Death toll is likely to rise further as many of the injured are stated to be in serious condition

Dillip Satapathy  |  Bhubaneswar 

Twenty two patients have died and many others were injured in a major fire accident at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday evening. The death toll was likely to rise further, with the injured being shifted to various hospitals in the city. According to sources, the fire started due to a short-circuit in the central AC unit of SUM Hospital and Medical College, run by the SOA group of institutions. The fire immediately spread through an oxygen pipeline to the dialysis unit, the intensive care unit (ICU) and the emergency ward of the hospital. Though fire tenders reached the spot ...

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 06:40 IST
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