Mumbai COVID Hospital Fire Kills 2

Mumbai: A major fire that engulfed the Sunrise Hospital in the Dreamz Mall in Bhandup here has reportedly claimed two lives and 73 persons were evacuated early on Friday, officials said.

The blaze was spotted around midnight on the first floor and spread fast onto the two upper floors of the 3-storied mall which has the COVID-19 facility on the top floor.

To combat the blaze, Mumbai Fire Brigade and disaster teams rushed to rescue and evacuate the COVID patients to other hospitals in the locality, reported IANS.

A hospital statement said early on Friday that there were bodies of 2 COVID-19 patients, and further details were awaited. However, the BMC said that there were no casualties.

The under-treatment patients were shifted to the jumbo COVID field hospital located in Mulund and Fortis Hospital.

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