These sufferers have been being handled at a hospital run by the Nashik Municipal Company (NMC) for the Covid-19 sufferers.
“As per the knowledge out there with us, the leakage was noticed on the oxygen tank which was supplying oxygen to those sufferers. The interrupted provide may very well be linked to the deaths of the sufferers within the hospital,” Tope instructed reporters.
He stated the Maharashtra authorities will look into the matter and conduct a radical probe.
“We are going to problem an announcement later after the investigation is over,” Tope added.
A video of oxygen purportedly leaking from the storage plant has gone viral on social media since this morning.
Some family of the deceased COVID-19 sufferers have alleged that the “lowered provide of oxygen” claimed the lives of their kin.