New Delhi: A fire broke out at an operation theatre situated on the ground floor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Trauma Center (AIIMS) on Sunday. As many as 24 fire tenders responded to the accident took place at around 6 PM. The fire department said, “Fire started from the basement of the building where OT is located. Patients on the ground and first floor were evacuated. Oxygen leakage from a pipe being fixed. Fire under control.”

According to news agency ANI, no one was reported as stranded in the fire accident. Atul Garg, Chief Fire officer reportedly said, “A medium category fire broke out at 1812 hours at the basement of AIIMS Trauma Centre, Delhi. Fire is completely under control now. There are no casualties. The upper floor was vacated due to smoke.”

On February 12, a massive fire swept through a four-floor hotel in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, killing at least 17 guests, including two people who jumped off the building in a desperate bid to save themselves. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives due to a fire at Karol Bagh in Delhi. I convey my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.” A majority of people died in the accident due to asphyxiation, stated fire officials. They added that there were some who succumbed to their burns.

(With agency inputs)