Mon. Sep 28th, 2020

Seven killed in a fire at Covid centre in Vijaywada

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Vijayawada August 08 (HS) SEven people were killed in a huge fire that broke out at the Swarna Palace Hotel being used as the Covidcare Center in Vijaywada on Sunday morning.
The government is treating 70 corona patients at the hotel . Hotel staff were alerted immediately after the accident and fire tenders were found battling to contain fires.. Fires were widespread due to short circuit. Around 12medical staff including three doctors were present at the hospital when the fire broke out
The accident took place around 5am.
Fire crews were working hard to contain the blaze as three of the four storied building came under blaze.
Some covid patients were shifted to nearby hospitals .
Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy as inquired into the incident and instructed the health department to provide all all medical assistance to injured.
Five men and 2 women were believed to have perished in the fires and the details of the deceased were awaited.