10 die in hearth at COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada

Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, August 9

Ten individuals died in a devastating hearth that broke out at 5 am on Sunday in a lodge getting used as a COVID-19 isolation centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada. 

According to officers, one particular person was charred to dying, whereas others died as a result of suffocation. 

A National Disaster Response Force staff introduced the lifeless our bodies out of the lodge carrying PPE kits and different security tools.

There have been round 40 individuals contained in the lodge, out of which 30 have been COVID-19 affected person‌s and 10 have been hospital workers.

While fifteen sufferers have been rescued utilizing hearth tenders, almost 17 others have been delivered to security utilizing ladders. They have been shifted to a hospital with comparable isolation amenities.

Two workers, together with safety guard Krishna Reddy, jumped from the primary and second flooring to save lots of themselves. 

According to Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada, B Sreenivasulu, the incident occurred at Hotel Swarna Palace, which is getting used because the COVID-19 centre. He stated the hearth has since been contained.

The hearth broke out close to the reception, presumably as a result of a brief circuit and later unfold to the primary and second flooring. The lodge is situated within the centre of town. 

Chief Minister YS Jagan expressed shock over the accident. Officials on the chief minister’s workplace stated a non-public hospital had leased the lodge. A preliminary investigation revealed that it had positioned sufferers contaminated with coronavirus.  

The CM directed officers to take quick steps to make sure higher medical providers to the victims. An inquiry has been ordered and the chief minister has sought a report instantly.


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