Fire at coronavirus hospital in India kills at least 16

There were about 70 patients at the hospital at the time of fire of which 24 were admitted in the intensive care unit. All those who were rescued were shifted to another hospital.The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.A fire in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in India killed at least 13 people last week, as the country struggles to cope with the world's biggest surge of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began last year.Fire safety regulations are lax, rarely implemented and not periodically reviewed in most places across India, which results in the breaking of major fires, resulting in loss of life and material.