10 children die after massive fire breaks out at Newborn Care Unit in Maharashtra’s Bhandara

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10 children die after massive fire breaks out at Newborn Care Unit in Maharashtra's Bhandara

BHANDARA: At least 10 children died after a massive fire broke out at a Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of a hospital in Bhandara district of Maharashtra. According to reports, the fire broke out at around 2 am in the wee hours of Saturday (January 9). Among the total of 17 children present in the ward at the time of the incident, seven were rescued. 

A nurse on duty spotted smoke in the room after which she immediately alerted management officials. The fire brigade department upon receiving the information immediately reached the spot and began the rescue operation.

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