Five killed, over 100 injured in fire at Mumbai hospital

MUMBAI: Two persons were killed and as many as 106 patients and visitors suffered injuries in a fire at a Government-run hospital in Mumbai on Monday evening, officials said.

As many as 108 people, including patients, were trapped inside when the fire broke out at ESIC Kamgar Hospital at Marol in suburban Andheri, said the official of the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

“They were subsequently rescued from different floors by firemen using ladders,” he said.

He added, “The building is a ground plus five-floor structure and the blaze erupted on the fourth floor,” official said.

“Of the injured patients and visitors, 15 were admitted in Cooper Hospital where two were declared brought dead,” said the civic official.

Apart from Cooper Hospital, those injured were taken to different hospitals in the city. 40 persons were admitted at the Holy Spirit Hospital, 23 in P Thackeray Trauma Hospital and 30 in Seven Hills hospital, he said. (AGENCIES)