At least 22 Covid patients have died after they lost oxygen supply for around 30 minutes due to a leak.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 21, while an oxygen tanker was refilling a storage tank at the Zakir Hussain hospital in Nashik city.
According to Nashik district collector Suraj Mandhare, the supply was interrupted after a leakage in one of the storage tankers at Dr. Zakir Hussain Municipal Hospital.
All the victims were on ventilators and in need of constant oxygen supply before the incident occurred.
Video from the scene showed gas leaking from the tanker outside the hospital with white fumes covering the area rapidly.