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Anupam Kher pens heartfelt condolences after Nashik oxygen tank leak kills 22 COVID-19 patients

Updated : Apr 22, 2021, 16:03 IST849 views

Veteran actor Anupam Kher recently took to his Twitter handle to mourn the tragic death of those people who lost their lives due to leakage from an oxygen tanker while refilling at Nashik's Zakir Hussain Hospital. The veteran actor tweeted in Hindi which loosely translates to, '22 people died due to oxygen leaks in Nashik. Where can a patient save his life, it can cause his death. What could be more tragic than this? May God give strength to those who lost their families in this tragedy to bear the grief !! om Shanti!' For the unversed, 22 COVID-19 patients including 10 women died on April 21 after their oxygen supply was disrupted for over an hour due to a leak in the tank providing oxygen at Zakir Hussain Hospital managed by the Nashik municipal corporation. Well, Anupam Kher is an avid social media user and is quite active in creating awareness about COVID-19 out there. Earlier, amid the second wave of the deadly virus, the actor dropped a video on his social media and appealed to the citizens to follow COVID-19 protocols and tweeted, 'An Appeal: There is a fresh surge of Corona cases. Even though there is vaccine but Please let’s not relax. Maintain safety measures. Wear masks. Avoid crowded places. Keep social distance. Wash hands regularly. Sanitise surroundings.' In the video, the veteran actor said, 'there is a new wave and I am seeing that a lot of people are getting affected. The vaccination is here but we are experiencing freedom where we are moving around without a mask, going to crowded areas and not maintaining social distancing. I request you not to do that. I request you as a responsible citizen that we people follow all protocols and instructions by the government. Wear your mask and wash your hands. Don't take things for granted. Life is precious.' On the work front, the actor will be next seen in Rohit Shetty's directorial 'Sooryavanshi' starring Akshay Kumar in the lead.

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