According to the police, the fire broke out early on Sunday morning, presumably due to a short circuit. Television footage shows people trapped on the top floors as firefighters try to control the fire. Authorities say at least 20 people could be rescued.
It is the second time in a short time that corona patients in India have faced a deadly fire. Eight people were killed in a hospital in the city of Ahmedabad on Thursday. Then a fire broke out in a ward with patients who had the virus.
The corona virus is rapidly spreading in India. The authorities in the country with 1.3 billion inhabitants reported more than 64,000 new infections on Saturday. In total, 2.15 million people have been diagnosed with the virus so far. The death toll is over 43,000.
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