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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7308.300/b (Published 11 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:300

Mentally ill patients die in fire: Twenty five inmates of a private mental asylum in Erawadi village, Ramanathapuram, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, were burnt alive on 6August in a fire. The inmates had been chained to poles, in contravention of all mental health laws.

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