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India hospital fire kills at least 19

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 00:45

Officials in India are investigating a deadly fire that broke out at a hospital in the eastern state of Odisha and killed at least 19 people. Nathan Frandino reports.

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The fire broke out in the Bhubaneswar SUM hospital's dialysis ward late on Monday. As firefighters responded, hospital staff desperately tried to evacuate more than 120 patients, and transfer them to other hospitals, but officials say some patients didn't make it. 2023 - (SOUNBITE) (English) CHIEF SECRETARY OF INDIA'S EASTERN ODISHA STATE, ADITYA PRASAD PADHI, SAYING: "Nineteen people have been confirmed to be dead." The 19 were elderly. Authorities say they all suffocated. More than 100 other people were injured. The fire was reportedly caused by an electrical short-circuit. Hospital officials called it an accident.

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India hospital fire kills at least 19

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 00:45