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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Fire at Mumbai Hospital Kills Six, Injures Over 100

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7Dnews London

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:55 GMT

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.


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