Modi, Nadda condole Odisha hospital fire deaths

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep anguish over the death of at least eight persons in a major fire at a government hospital in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar on Monday evening.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives in the hospital fire in Odisha. The tragedy is mind-numbing. My thoughts are with bereaved families,” he tweeted.

He said he spoke to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and asked him to facilitate transfer of all the injured to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar. “Hope the injured recover quickly,” Modi said.

Nadda tweeted: “Deeply saddened by the fire incident in Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar. My condolences rest with the bereaved families.”

–IANS

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