Six persons, including a two-month-old baby, were killed while 147 others were rescued as a major fire swept a government hospital in Mumbai’s Andheri (East) on Monday, officials said.
The fire has now been brought under control and all those trapped in the building rescued.
Apart from the baby, whose death was confirmed by doctors, the BMC’s Disaster Management department said five others were killed, including two unidentified bodies recovered from the fire. “More details about the deaths is awaited,” an official said.
The level three fire, which is defined as a major incident, was reported at 4:20pm from the fourth floor of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital. It was later raised to level four at 4:54pm, fire department officials said.