Fire in hospital, two dead

July 23rd, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Two women were killed and two men were critically injured after a fire broke out at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital here Saturday morning, police said.

According to police, the incident took place at around 5 a.m. at Kilpauk Medical Hospital. Eight patients from the ICU were shifted to a nearby facility.

The victims were identified as Tamil Selvi, 45, and Krishna Bai, 72. Fire officials suspect that a short circuit caused the fire.

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