India hospital fire kills 20

At least 20 people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in eastern India.
The fire began in the intensive care unit of the private SUM hospital in the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha state and spread to other areas.
An electrical short circuit is believed to be the cause. Most of the victims reportedly died from smoke inhalation.
Dozens of patients were taken to other medical facilities in the city, officials say.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said he was anguished by the tragedy.

“The tragedy is mind-numbing. My thoughts are with bereaved families,” Modi tweeted.
“The fire left 20 people dead and more than 100 people injured. They have been admitted to various hospitals in Bhubaneswar and the medical college in Cuttack,” the state’s health secretary, Arati Ahuja stated.
Many in pains
Many of the injured are in a critical condition. Earlier reports had put the death toll at 23.
In 2011, 89 people died in a fire that broke out in a hospital in the eastern city of Kolkata.
Mercy Chuckwudiebere