Mumbai, April 21:

Twenty two COVID-19 patients died today due to lack of oxygen, Nashik district collector said, after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital in the Maharashtra city causing oxygen supply to be halted for around 30 minutes.

All the victims were on ventilators and in need of constant oxygen supply. The incident occurred at the city’s Zakir Hussain Hospital which is a Covid-dedicated facility. Around 150 patients were either oxygen-dependant or on ventilators.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope promised the government will look into the matter and conduct a thorough probe.