New Delhi: At least nine to ten people were killed in a massive fire at a private hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur on Monday, the official said. The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the nearest kin of the deceased.

According to reports, The fire erupted at New Life Multi-speciality Hospital near Damoh Naka under the Gohalpur police station area of Jabalpur in the afternoon, Superintendent of Police (SP).

Siddharth Bahaguna, Jabalpur SP said, “Around 9-10 people have lost their lives in the fire that broke out at New City House Hospital

in Jabalpur, due to a short circuit.”

The Chief Minister further said that local administration and collectors have been directed to keep an eye on the entire matter.

“In this hour of grief, the bereaved family should not consider themselves alone, I and the entire Madhya Pradesh are with the family. 

The state government will provide assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50-50 thousand to the seriously injured. The government will also bear the cost of complete treatment of the injured,” CM said in a tweet.

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