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West Bengal: At least 1 dead, several trapped as fire breaks out in Murshidabad govt hospital

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 August 2016, 14:02 IST

Two people have been reportedly killed and several others injured in a fire that broke out in a government hospital in Murshidabad, West Bengal, on 27 August.

The fire originated from an AC system, according to Suhrita Pal, medical supervisor and vice principal of the hospital. "We have fire prevention and fighting equipment in the hospital. We have to find out how it happened," quoted Hindustan Times.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire as patients and others tried to escape breaking the windows.

The deceased are believed to be nurses at the hospital.

The fire has been reportedly brought under control. The Chief Medical Officer told Hindustan Times that the fire began in the children's ward.

First published: 27 August 2016, 14:02 IST
 
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