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Four children die after power failure hits Pakistan hospital

Published on Jun 6, 2014 11:19 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - Four infants died on Friday at a private hospital in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi after oxygen supply to incubators was disrupted following a power failure, police said.

The deaths occurred at the privately run Shah National Children Hospital in the low-income Korangi district of the southern Pakistani megacity.

"The children were on incubators and apparently the power failure disrupted their oxygen supply resulting in the deaths of four children," senior police officer Nazir Mirbahar told AFP.

A father of one victim described how he had brought his three-month old daughter to hospital only the night before.

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