India: 22 patients die due to oxygen tanker leak

Twenty-two people died after oxygen supply was halted for half an hour following a leak in an oxygen tanker outside a hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Tuesday, reports said.

The incident took place in the Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital run by the Nashik Municipal Corporation, which is among the biggest civic bodies in the state, and one of the worst COVID-19 hotspots in the state.

Following certain technical issues which caused a variation in the pressure of the oxygen being administered in the ward, the patients gasped for breath and succumbed on the ventilator beds, IANS reported.


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