At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, officials said, in the latest disaster to raise concerns about fire safety in India.
The blaze broke out around 4:00 pm on the fourth floor of the government-run ESIC Kamgar hospital in the northern suburb of Andheri.
Six people died, according to a statement released by the civic authority's disaster management cell. Around 150 patients, doctors and nurses were rescued.
"They were rescued from different floors by firemen using ladders," a disaster management official told the Press Trust of India news agency, adding that they were then taken to other hospitals for treatment.