Fire in western Indian hospital kills 10 Babies, 7 rescued

NEW DELHI — A fire broke out from the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 babies, news and police reports said.

A preliminary evaluation suggests the fire resulted from an electrical short-circuit, ” said police officer V.S. Chavansaid

The Press Trust of India news agency said the babies were 3 weeks old.

Firefighters rescued seven infants in the toddler care unit of the hospital at Bhandara, a city in Maharashtra state almost 1,000 km (625 miles) south of New Delhi.