Massive fire breaks out on first, second floor of AIIMS Delhi, 34 fire engines at spot

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 August 2019, 07:46 PM

A massive fire broke out on the first and second floor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Saturday evening and 34 fire tenders were rushed to the site. Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from top of the premier health institute.

 A Delhi Fire Services official said they received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 PM and 34 fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it. 

There was no immediate report of anyone being injured in the blaze. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to "maintain calm and allow the Fire Services personnel to do their work".

"The fire in AIIMS building will be brought under control at the earliest. Fire Service trying it's best to extinguish the fire. I appeal to everyone to maintain calm and allow the Fire Services personnel to do their work," Kejriwal tweeted.

First Published: Saturday, August 17, 2019 05:18 PM

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