Eight people died in the fire that broke out yesterday at the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Andheri (East). Among those who lost their lives, a 2 years old baby. 147 patients and staffs were rescued during the operation.
According to the fire brigade, smoke spread through out the multistorey hospital, trapping patients in the corridors and on the terrace. The rescued people were sent to three nearby hospitals.
10 fire engines, six water tankers, three turn table ladders and as many as 16 ambulances wre needed during this operation to save lives of patients who were in the hospital.
Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, who visited the spot along with other senior officials, said the fire would be probed and strict action taken against the guilty if any lapses found.
Deadly fire at Mumbai Hospital: 8 victims including a 2 years old baby