Mumbai, April 21: An oxygen tanker leak led to the death of nearly 22 people at Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Wednesday, confirmed the District Magistrate, Nashik.
“It is an unfortunate incident. We are trying to get a detailed report. We have ordered an enquiry as well. Anyone found responsible will not be spared,” Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Minister Rajendra Shingane told media persons here.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis termed the incident as “terrible” and demanded an enquiry into the tragedy.
“What happened in Nashik is terrible. I demand that the other patients be helped and shifted if needed. We demand a detailed enquiry,” he said.
Oxygen tankers were being filled when this incident happened at the hospital. Officials were also there at the spot. An operation to contain the leak is underway.
Several states are facing a shortage of medical oxygen, especially Maharashtra. (Agency)