Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday expressed deep sorrow over the loss of 13 lives in fire at the intensive care unit of Vijay Vallabh Hospital at Virar in Palghar and announced solatium of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of deceased.
He also announced Rs 1 lakh each for the critically injured.
The Chief Minister spoke to the concerned officials and took stock of the situation.
The cause of the fire should be properly investigated. He also directed the administration to immediately inquire whether the fire safety measures were adequate or not.
Meanwhile, state opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis also expressed grief over the deaths in fire.