Nashik Oxygen Tanker Leak: Oxygen tank leaks at hospital in Nashik, 22 dead; PM Modi expressed grief

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-21 17:06:21 IST

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Nashik oxygen tanker leak incident triggered off oxygen leak at Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital in Nashik. 22 patients died in the accident. Suddenly a large amount of oxygen began leaking into an oxygen tanker in the hospital.

The oxygen tank leaked at the Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital in Nashik in Maharashtra amidst havoc in Corona leaving 22 patients died in the accident. On Wednesday, a sudden Oxygen Tanker started leaking in a hospital's Oxygen Tanker. 

Seeing this, people informed the fire brigade and the police. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Due to the oxygen tank leak in a hospital in Nashik, the accident is heartbreaking. It is upset with the loss of life and property from it. Condolences to the bereaved families in this hour of grief. "

At the same time, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Nashik oxygen tanker leak is distressed after hearing the news of the accident. I express my deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this incident."

Here, the Nashik DM has confirmed that so far 22 people have died due to oxygen leak incident in Zakir Hussain Hospital. 

On the incident of oxygen leaking at Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, Minister of Rajendra Shingne, Maharashtra said, "We have received primary information that 11 patients have died in this incident. After investigating this incident, action will be taken against the culprits."

On the leak of the Nashik oxygen tanker, Maharashtra Minister Rajesh Tope said, "It was an unfortunate incident. I spoke to the Nashik Municipal Commissioner. They have informed me that the situation is now under control. I will go to Nashik soon."

According to the local administration, oxygen supply has been stalled for about half an hour due to leakage. This led to the death of 22 patients on ventilator. There were 171 patients admitted to the hospital at the time of the incident. 

After the oxygen leaks, the condition of the patients started deteriorating and they were immediately admitted to other hospitals. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope says that now leakage has been controlled to a large extent. Rajesh Tope said that oxygen had spread in the hospital premises due to leakage in the tanker's valves. 

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