Maha DGP asked to probe Virar hospital fire: Walse Patil

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Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Friday said he has asked the state Director General of Police (DGP) to conduct an in-depth probe into the fire at a hospital in Virar, which claimed the lives of 13 coronavirus patients.

The blaze erupted in the ICU located on the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital, a private facility, at Virar in Palghar district shortly after 3 am on Friday.

In a tweet, Walse Patil said the fire incident, which claimed the lives of 13 COVID-19 patients, was 'extremely unfortunate and painful'.

'The DGP has been directed to conduct an in-depth probe into the incident,' the minister said. PTI MR NP NP