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Fire in western India hospital kills 10 infants

Fire in western India hospital kills 10 infants
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A fire has broken out at an intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India. Ten infants are reported dead. Photo / Getty Images

A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said.

A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit, said police officer V.S. Chavan. The Press Trust of India news agency said the infants were 1 to 3 months old.

Firefighters rescued seven babies from the newborn care unit of the hospital in Bhandara, a town in Maharashtra state nearly 1000km (625 miles) south of New Delhi.

– AP



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