Fire breaks out at childcare unit of government hospital in West Bengal's Cooch Behar

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 August 2019, 12:08 PM
All patients were evacuated from the affected area. (Image Credit: ANI)
All patients were evacuated from the affected area. (Image Credit: ANI)

A massive fire broke out at a government hospital in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Thursday.

The fire reportedly broke out at the Mother and Child Care Unit of the hospital. Three fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. 

All patients were evacuated from the affected area, hospital authorities were quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier in the day, a fire broke out in two coaches of the Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express at Asaoti station in Haryana on Thursday, Northern Railway officials said. All passengers are safe.

Fire broke out in two coaches of the train at 7:43 am and both have been isolated, said Northern Railway Spokesperson Deepak Kumar. 

"Train number 12723 Hyderabad Ndls Telangana Express was stopped between Asaoti and Ballabgarh at 7:43?am due to heavy smoke and flames from wheels of the ninth coach from the rear end. The up and down movement has now been stopped in the affected section," Kumar added.

First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:26 AM
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