Belgaum: Oxygen cylinder explodes at BIMS’ ICU


Team Udayavani, Jul 26, 2020, 7:33 PM IST

Belgaum: An oxygen cylinder exploded at the Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) Hospital ICU ward here on Sunday, July 26, injuring three people.

The explosion occurred when an oxygen cylinder was being replaced. A physician, nurse and ward boy who were replacing the cylinder sustained burn injuries on their hand and legs by the explosion.

All three were in the ICU ward replacing the cylinder and were wearing PPE kits which caught fire after the explosion. Immediately other staff members arrived and extinguished the fire.

No harm was caused to patients and other staff in the hospital.

Soon after, officials from the fire and police department arrived at the hospital and inspected the site.

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