Maharashtra: Ten newborn babies die in fire at Bhandara district hospital

New Delhi: Ten children died in a fire that broke out at Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of Bhandara District General Hospital at 2 am today. Seven children were rescued from the unit, said Pramod Khandate, Civil Surgeon, Bhandara, Maharashtra.

All the infants were between a month and three months old, a doctor was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

The Chief Ministers Office said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Health Minister Rajesh Tope as well as District Collector and Superintendent of Police of Bhandara district over the fire incident in District General Hospital. He has also ordered a probe.

Here is who said what:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expresses grief over the fire incident at Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra that claimed lives of 10 children.

“I am pained beyond words. My thoughts and condolences are with bereaved families,” tweets Home Minister.

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