The number of dead in the fire in a Mumbai hospital rose to nine today, a civic official said, after a 65-year-old woman died due to her injuries.
Shila Murvekar died at Seven Hills hospital today afternoon, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.
A total of 175 injured people, including some children, are undergoing treatment in many hospitals in Mumbai.
The fire broke out in the government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in Mumbai's Andheri on Monday, killing six people. The 325-bed hospital did not have the Occupation Certificate (OC) from fire department, a mandatory certification needed for such institutes to function.
Nearly 375 people, including patients and visitors, were in the five-floor hospital when the fire broke out, an official said. The fire appeared to have erupted after a short-circuit near the rubber rolls stored on the ground floor, he said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered a probe and the union labour ministry announced compensation for the victims.
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