Oxygen Supply Disruption Kills 22 COVID-19 Patients in India

A police officer said the leak occurred in a pipe connecting the oxygen supply to the main tank in the hospital complex.

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A woman cries after her husband died of a leakage in the oxygen plant of a hospital in Nashik, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A local administrator in western India says 22 patients have died in a hospital when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leakage in a supply tank. The official says the oxygen supply has since been resumed to other patients. (AP Photo)
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