Rescue workers carry the body of a patient suffering from COVID-19, who died after the fire broke out. Reuters
In a shocking incident, seven persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a paid COVID-19 Care Centre run from a hotel by a private hospital in India early Sunday morning, officials said.
Officials earlier said three persons had died in the mishap, while four others were shifted to a hospital. With four more casualties, the death toll had increased to seven the victims included two women.
Police officials did not rule out more casualties in the early morning fire as the condition of two of the centre's staff, who jumped from the first floor to escape, is said to be serious.
Around 50 persons, including 30 coronavirus patients, were reported to be present at the Covid treatment facility set up at Hotel Swarna Palace when the tragedy struck.
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