Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18:

The death toll in the tragic SUM Hospital fire mishap mounted to 31 with one more person succumbing to injuries last night.


The deceased was identified as Panchei Bastia of Bagal Baharana under Niali police limits in Cuttack district.

According to reports, Bastia was shifted to AMRI Hospital here after the fire mishap. He was discharged from the hospital on November 7.

However, Bastia reportedly succumbed to his injuries last night.

It may be recalled here that 19 patients undergoing treatment at the SUM Hospital here had died due to asphyxiation owing to the massive fire on October 17 which originated from the dialysis ward on the first floor and spread to the ICU on the same floor.

In the incident, over 100 others sustained injuries and were shifted to various government and private hospitals.

Later, the death toll increased gradually with more relocated patients succumbing at different hospitals.