Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to the fire accident at the SUM hospital climbed 24 after three more patient died while undergoing treatment at the Capital hospital here and SCB Medical college & hospital in Cuttack on Friday.

The expired have been identified as Sheik Qurban of Khurda, Biswanath Behera of Dumduma area in Bhubaneswar and Rashmita Swain of Balipada of Puri.

While Qurban died at SCB, Behera and Swain passed on at Capital hospital while undergoing treatment there.

According to sources, Behera was undergoing treatment at SUM hospital since last three months and he was shifted to AIIMS after the fire mishap.

However on October 19, the private hospital authority called him back for treatment and discharged him despite his condition went critical. Later, family member took Behera to Capital hospital in a critical condition where doctor declared him dead on arrival, sources added.

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