Six people were killed and around 147 people were rescued after a fire broke at a government hospital in Mumbai on Monday, ANI reported.
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Marol, Andheri East, Reuters said.
“Almost all patients have been rescued. Operations are still on and the fire brigade is checking whether anyone is still trapped inside,” a police official said, adding that most floors are choked with smoke.
“Ten fire tenders and five jumbo water tankers were on the site to control the flames and rescue operation is under way,” said PS Rahangdale, chief fire officer, Mumbai.
The cause of the fire is not known yet, Mumbai’s Mayor V Mahadeshwar told ANI. “Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is responsible for the fire audits, whether they carried out fire audits or not, that will be investigated,” he said.
One fireman was injured during the rescue operations and patients are being moved to a nearby hospital, the police official added.
(With inputs from Reuters)