Major fire at children’s hospital in Delhi, 6 newborns dead


Team Udayavani, May 26, 2024, 8:30 AM IST

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New Delhi: Six out of the 12 newborns rescued following a fire at a hospital in East Delhi’s Vivek Vihar have tragically died, the officials said on Sunday, May 26.

The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) reported that a fire broke out at the children’s hospital in Shahdara on Saturday night. DFS received a call at 11.32 pm and nine fire tenders were rushed to the site.

Twelve newborns were rescued from the medical facility but six of them died, DFS chief Atul Garg said.

Five babies are undergoing treatment at another hospital and one is on ventilator support, Garg said.

According to DFS Chied Garg, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

”A fire call from Baby Care Centre, near ITI, Block B of Vivek Vihar area was received. A total of nine fire tenders were dispatched,” Garg told PTI.

The incident comes on a day at least 27 persons were killed in Gujarat’s Rajkot city when a massive fire swept through a crowded game zone and the building collapsed.

(With PTI inputs)

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