Sum Hospital fire mishap in Odisha: Death toll reaches 21

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19:

The death toll in the fire mishap at SUM Hospital in Odisha capital reached 21 today with the death of a woman undergoing treatment at Bhubaneswar AIIMS.


The deceased was identified as Janaki Hui.

She was admitted to AIIMS here after sustaining injuries in the fire mishap at SUM Hospital on October 17.

It may be recalled that 20 patients undergoing treatment at SUM Hospital had died due to asphyxiation owing to the massive fire that originated from the dialysis ward and spreading to the ICU on the first floor.

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

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