Short circuit causes fire at Safdurjung hospital

Updated on Aug 29, 2012 11:09 PM IST

A fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Safdarjung Hospital — located next to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in south Delhi — on Wednesday evening apparently due to a short circuit.

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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A fire broke out on the fifth floor of the Safdarjung Hospital — located next to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in south Delhi — on Wednesday evening apparently due to a short circuit.

Six fire engines were rushed to the hospital to battle the blaze. They brought the fire under control before it could cause any casualties or injuries.

A short circuit in an electric box is supposed to be the cause of the blaze, said police.

“It was a minor fire that lasted for no more than five minutes. The reasons of the fire is yet to be ascertained,'” said additional DCP (south) PS Khuswah.

Safdarjung Hospital is one of the biggest government hospitals in the capital.

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