Nashik hospital tragedy: Death toll rises to 24 as 2 more die

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Mumbai, Apr 21 (PTI) The death toll in the Nashik hospital oxygen leakage incident on Wednesday rose to 24 after two more COVID-19 patients died in the evening, a top district official said.

'Two more patients, who were on ventilator, succumbed in the evening. They could not get sufficient oxygen earlier in the day when its supply stopped due to the leakage in the tank,' collector Suraj Mandhare told PTI.

Earlier in the day, 22 COVID-19 patients on ventilator support suffocated to death when their oxygen supply stopped suddenly because of a malfunction in the main storage at the civic-run Dr Zakir Husain Hospital in Nashik city.

A total of 150 patients were admitted to the hospital when the incident occurred, a senior civic official said earlier. PTI ND NP NP