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.
West Bengal: Patients break windows to escape from Govt hospital in Murshidabad where fire is still raging. pic.twitter.com/FWihLpeAiE— ANI (@ANI_news) August 27, 2016
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.