'Heart-wrenching tragedy in Bhandara, Maharashtra, where we have lost precious young lives. My thoughts are with all the bereaved families. I hope the injured recover as early as possible,'' Modi tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his grief over the fire incident.
"I am pained beyond words. My thoughts and condolences are with bereaved families," he tweeted.
Ten newborn babies died after fire broke out in the Special Newborn Care Unit of a hospital in Maharashtra in the early hours on Saturday, doctors said.
The infants were aged between a month and three months.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the incident. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of children who died in the fire.