11 patients dead in fire at temporary COVID-19 hospital in India

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Eleven people died in a fire that broke out inside a temporary coronavirus hospital in India, according to a report.

The deadly inferno swept through Hotel Swarna Palace in the city of Vijayawada early Sunday morning, the UK’s Metro reported.

The hotel was being used to house COVID-19 patients.

A police spokesman said the cause of the blaze, which was brought under control in a half hour, appeared to be an electrical short circuit.

Twenty-two people were rushed to the hospital with injuries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was “anguished” by the fatal fire — the second in India in three days.

On Thursday, eight patients died at a coronavirus hospital in Ahmedabad when a fire broke out inside the critical care unit, the BBC reported.

A short circuit is also to blame in that blaze, which spread after a staff member’s PPE kit caught fire.

India has recorded more than 2.1 million COVID-19 cases — the third-highest number in the world.

On Sunday, the country recorded a new single-day record of 64,000 cases.

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