PM Modi ‘anguished’ by fire at hotel at COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh
Aug 9, 2020, 1:38 PM IST
Vijayawada: Seven people were killed after a massive fire broke out at a COVID-19 facility in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada. 20 people were taken to nearby hospital on Sunday morning (August 9).
According to sources, many are believed to be trapped in the COVID-19 facility. Rescue operations are underway. Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences over the incident. "Anguished by the fire at a COVID Centre in Vijayawada. My thoughts are with those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover as soon as possible. Discussed the prevailing situation with AP CM," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.