Ten newborns had been killed on Saturday in a large hearth at a hospital in Maharashtra, India’s richest state, a health care provider mentioned, as main politicians expressed grief on the lack of life.
“The hearth broke out at 2 a.m. immediately,” mentioned Pramod Khandate, civil surgeon at Bhandara District Common Hospital within the western state. Seven of the 17 youngsters within the Sick New child Care Unit had been rescued, Khandate advised Reuters companion ANI.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakre ordered a probe into the incident.
“Coronary heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, the place we’ve misplaced valuable younger lives,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Twitter. “My ideas are with all of the bereaved households. I hope the injured recuperate as early as doable.”
A variety of different politicians, together with opposition chief Rahul Gandhi, additionally expressed their grief.