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7 babies killed after huge fire at Delhi children's hospital

Published : Sunday, 26 May, 2024 at 11:47 AM  Count : 477

7 babies killed after huge fire at Delhi children's hospital

7 babies killed after huge fire at Delhi children's hospital



At least seven newborns died in a massive fire that broke out at a children's hospital in Delhi late Saturday, officials said.

The Delhi Fire Services said it received a call about a fire at 11.32 pm at a baby care centre in the Vivek Vihar area in East Delhi, following which as many as 16 fire tenders were rushed to the site.
Officials said that 12 newborns were rescued from the first floor of the building but seven died while getting treatment at the hospital.

Five children are currently being treated at the hospital.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and a case has been filed against the owner of the hospital, reports NDTV.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the fire at the children's hospital was "heart-rendering".

"The causes of the incident are being investigated and whoever is responsible for this negligence will not be spared," he posted on X.

In a separate incident, at least three people died after a fire broke out at a residential building in Delhi's Krishna Nagar early Sunday.

Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said that they received a call about the fire at 2.35 am and that the fire was brought under control by 7.20 am.

"A total of 13 people were rescued but three were declared dead," he said.

Earlier Saturday, twenty-seven people, including nine children, died in a massive fire that broke out at a gaming zone in Gujarat's Rajkot.

"The bodies are completely charred and it is difficult to identify them," Assistant Commissioner of Police Vinayak Patel said.

President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident.

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