One person was killed while 28 patients were rescued as a major fire swept a government hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri (East) today afternoon, according to media reports. Many people are trapped according to report.
The patients who were rescued have been shifted to nearby hospitals. The fire startet at the fourth floor of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital.
According to the fire brigade, smoke spread through out the multistorey hospital, trapping patients in the corridors and on the terrace. All the nearby hospitals have been alerted as the rescue operation is still on.
The fire department has sent seven fire engines, five jumbo tankers, two quick rescue vehicles, three special appliances, one rescue van to the spot as senior officials supervised the operation.
Fire in Mumbai’s Andheri hospital, one killed and many people trapped