Another fire breaks out at Mumbai's ESIC Kamgar Hospital

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 December 2018, 09:08 PM

Another fire broke out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri on Wednesday where at least nine people, including a six-month-old baby,  were killed at a fire incident on Monday. According to news agency ANI, no casualties were reported yet in the latest incident. More than 175 people, mostly patients and visitors, were rescued in the Monday tragedy. 

On Wednesday, the death toll in the Mumbai hospital fire rose to nine with a 65-year-old woman succumbing to her injuries, a civic official said. More than 170 people, including some children, are currently undergoing treatment at various hospitals across the city. Shila Murvekar died at Seven Hills hospital this afternoon and with this the death toll reached nine, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.

Nearly 375 people, including patients and visitors, were in the five-floor hospital when the fire broke out on Monday. The blaze appeared to have erupted after a short-circuit near the rubber rolls stored on the ground floor, he said. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered a probe and the union labour ministry had announced compensation for the victims. 

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 08:53 PM
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