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Fire breaks out at seminar room of LNJP hospital, no deaths reported

by Vaishali Sharma
Hospital Fire

On Monday morning, a fire broke out in a lecture hall at Delhi’s Lok Nayak hospital. According to authorities, over ten patients and staff members were evacuated and moved to different rooms by physicians and firemen. There were no recorded casualties.

The fire started in a tiny area where batteries and mattresses were kept and spread across the hall, according to police. The Delhi Fire Services dispatched six tenders to the scene and extinguished the fire in less than an hour.

Atul Garg, DFS Chief, said, “The fire call was made at 12.20 am. Officials said the fire was also in the Emergency ward. We rushed there with over 50 firemen and found fire in a hall. There were charging equipment, batteries and other items stored there.”

Few of the patients were shifted to other floors and the Emergency ward was closed for some time.

The origin of the fire is unknown, although investigators believe it began with a malfunctioning electric metre in the hall.

In this situation, no FIR or case has been filed.

According to DFS, more than 50 such incidents have taken inside Delhi hospitals in the last year. The hospital is set to have a mini-fire station with staffers and fire tenders to cater to situations faster.

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