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India hospital fire kills at least 19

20:58 EDT 17 Oct 2016 | Yahoo News

By Jatindra Dash BHUBANESHWAR, India (Reuters) - At least 19 people were killed when a fire broke out at a private hospital in India's eastern state of Odisha on Monday, officials said. The fire erupted in the dialysis ward of the SUM hospital's critical-care unit in the state capital, Bhubaneswar, public health officials said. Preliminary information showed the fire started after an electrical short-circuit, media said. Many of the 19 dead were elderly people who had suffocated to death, C. R. Nayak, the state's director of health services, told Reuters. ...

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