RP Singh along with the others voice their concern on Gorakhpur Tragedy

Gambhir and Amit Mishra also expressed their grief

RP Singh of India
RP Singh of India. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Former Indian cricketer RP Singh along with Gautam Gambhir, Amit Mishra, offered their condolences to victims of Gorakhpur tragedy. The cricketers expressed their grief on Twitter and demanded an investigation into the incidence which killed as many as 60 children. The death toll has risen up to 63 currently and all the deaths have been blamed due to infections or shortage of oxygen supply.

The horrific tragedy occurred in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College due to a shocking reason. According to reports, around 30 children died within 48 hours as the oxygen supply was cut-off by a private contractor due to a payment dispute. Despite pressing 90 jumbo cylinders the hospital again ran out of oxygen at 1 am.


As a result, RP Singh took to Twitter to express his concerns,”Heartbreaking to hear about the death of innocent children in #Ghorakhpur. The investigation should be done. Condolences to their families.” Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir stated,”It’s been decades since Independence and innocent children are losing their lives due to a shortage of facilities. Shameful!#GorakhpurTragedy”. Amit Mishra’s tweet read, “Deeply saddened by the demise of so many innocent lives at Gorakhpur.Very painful. My heart goes out to the parents who lost their children”.

Here are the tweets

Further, around about 50 oxygen cylinders were ordered around 3.30am during the time of crisis. These cylinders ran out of gas by 7.30am. Out of the 73 patients admitted, 54 of them were in ventilator when the oxygen supply was disrupted at 7.30. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had asked his two of his ministers including the state health minister to visit the city and submit a report on the mishap, a day after the death of 30 children was reported.The death toll has now gone up to 63 and all the deaths have been blamed due to infections and shortage of oxygen supply. However, the hospital authorities denied these allegations and said there was no shortage of oxygen supply.