Shocking: 22 patients died after oxygen tank leaked

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Nashik, 21/4(AO bureau): In a shocking development 22 people breathed their last after the oxygen supply was interrupted at Dr. Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Wednesday.

The oxygen supply was interrupted after a leakage in one of the storage tankers. The incident took place at 10 am, said an official.

Around 157 patients were undergoing treatment at the Covid-19 hospital when the incident occurred, the official said.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident and announced that an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakhs will be provided to the kin of the deceased.

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