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10 Babies Die in India Maternity Ward Fire


Police officers investigate the scene after a fire broke out at District General Hospital in Bhandara, about 70 kilometers from Nagpur, India, Jan. 9, 2021.

Ten babies died Saturday in a maternity ward fire in western India.

Seven babies were, however, rescued from the blaze at the Bhandara District Hospital in the state of Maharashtra.

Agence France-Presse reports that the age range of the dead children was between a few days and 3 months.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on Twitter that the incident is a “heart-wrenching tragedy.”

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