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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Another fire breaks out at Mumbai’s Kamgar hospital

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2018 21:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Fire engines are parked in front of a partially damaged hospital after it caught fire in the suburbs of Mumbai, India.
Fire engines are parked in front of a partially damaged hospital after it caught fire in the suburbs of Mumbai, India.(Reuters file photo)
         

Another fire broke out at Mumbai’s ESIC Kamgar Hospital on Wednesday. No report of casualties yet. The fire broke out at 7:54 pm.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control. The pidder piller (electric box) situated in the ESIC hospital’s premises was set ablaze which led to the accident. This is the second incident of fire that took place in the same hospital in one week.

On Monday, the first incident of fire was reported on the ground floor of the state-run Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Kamgar Hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri. The level three fire was reported at 4:20 pm from the fourth floor of the ESIC Hospital, which shot up to level four at 4:54 pm, fire department officials had said.

The fire had killed eight people, including a two-month-old infant, while 147, mostly patients and staff, were injured.

First Published: Dec 19, 2018 20:43 IST

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