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Twenty-five injured in India hospital explosion

09 May 2016

At least 25 people were injured by a blast in an air-conditioning unit in the emergency ward of Sir Sunder Lal (SSL) Hospital at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, northern India, on May 7. Several of the injured are in a serious condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The explosion brought down the ceiling and broke a number of windows in the ward.

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Some of the injured have been moved to a new emergency ward created in a building on the SSL premises and 15 others were taken to the trauma centre. An inquiry into the cause of the incident has been announced.

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