Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:

The death toll in the tragic SUM Hospital fire mishap mounted to 27 today with a person succumbing to injuries at AMRI Hospital here.


The deceased was identified as Pirath Singh of Jashipur in Mayurbhanj district. He was rescued in a critical condition after the fire mishap and admitted to AMRI Hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

It may be recalled here that 19 patients undergoing treatment at the SUM Hospital 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.