Death toll in Mumbai hospital fire rises to 8, 146 rescued

Written by December 18, 2018 13:30

Mumbai: Eight persons died and as many as 146 others were injured after a major fire broke out in a five-storey hospital at,Marol in Andheri East on Monday.

A two month old baby was also among those dead.

While six of the deceased were killed yesterday, two died on Tuesday morning, news agency ANI reported.

The level three fire was reported at 4:20 pm from the fourth floor of the ESIC Hospital. It was later raised to level four at 4:54pm, fire department officials said.

At least 10 fire engines were rushed to the spot and patients were shifted to Cooper Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital, P Thackeray Trauma Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, Siddharth Hospital and Seven Hills hospital.

Earlier, while speaking to news agency ANI, Mumbai Mayor V Mahadeshwar said, “The cause of the fire is not known yet. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is responsible for the fire audits, whether they carried out fire audits or not, that will be investigated.”