19 people have been confirmed dead: Aditya Padhi, Odisha Chief Secy on Bhubaneswar hospital fire pic.twitter.com/ynU2Ymz7EJ— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016
Many complained of difficulty in breathing and had been shifted to other hospitals in the city.
14 people have died in Capital Hospital :Akhila Bihari Ota, Revenue Divisional Commissioner on Bhubaneswar inferno pic.twitter.com/KOZ8afp5Pn— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016
14 dead in fire at Institute of Medical Sciences & Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar. (Visuals from Capital Hospital) pic.twitter.com/A0oh11hRqJ— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended sympathies to the families of the deceased. He has instructed Union Health Minister J P Nadda to facilitate the transfer of all those injured to AIIMS.
Victims (dead& injured) of Sum Hospital fire tragedy being shifted to Capital Hospital (Bhubaneswar), postmortem being carried out in hosp. pic.twitter.com/z8VHrbria0— ANI (@ANI_news) October 18, 2016
PM has expressed concern, directed Health Min to facilitate transfer of all those injured to AIIMS:Dharmendra Pradhan on Bhubaneswar inferno pic.twitter.com/hK8cg2vFrw— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016
BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy pointed out that there were no automatic fire-fighting equipments in the hospital. He further added that some patients died due to burn injuries, while others succumbed due to asphyxiation. He said No lessons have been learnt from AMRI incident in Kolkata in 2011 when 89 people lost their lives.
PM Modi has also asked me to ensure all possible help to the injured and affected: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Bhubaneswar inferno pic.twitter.com/HXYxm3SRxP— ANI (@ANI_news) October 17, 2016