7 patients killed in fire at COVID care facility in AP
Vijayawada: As many as seven patients were killed in a fire accident at a hotel which was converted as COVID-19 care facility here, Krishna district Collector MD Imtiaz said on Sunday.
"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," the official said.
Vijayawada police Commissioner B Srinivasulu told PTI that they have shifted about 20 patients to various hospitals. There were 30 patients undergoing treatment at the facility and 10 hospital staff.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock over the incident.
More details are awaited. PTI
Deeply anguished by news of tragic fire accident at a COVID19 facility in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Centre assures all possible support to state govt. Condolences with affected families in this time of grief. Praying for speedy recovery of those injured: Home Minister Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/7gp4wlaQPv— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2020