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A fire in a hospital in West India killed 10 babies, 7 rescued



Police say fire at intensive care unit at West India State Hospital kills 10 babies

NEW DELHI ̵

1; A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a public hospital in the West Indies in early Saturday, killing 10 babies, police and news reports said.

A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short circuit, said police officer VS Chavan.

India’s Press Trust news agency said the babies were 1 to 3 months old.

Firefighters rescued seven babies from the neonatal care unit at a hospital in Bhandara, a city in the state of Maharashtra, nearly 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) south of New Delhi.


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