New Delhi: The fire that broke out on the first and second floor of Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday was doused after six hours of an intense firefight.
The blaze was earlier brought under control but the fire department had warned that it could reignite. At least 37 fire tenders were at the spot along with 75 NDRF teams helping in the operation.
The officials said that flames reached the fifth floor of the hospital and caused severe damage to the structure.
The fire reportedly broke out due to a short circuit near the emergency ward. All patients were evacuated in a timely manner and no injuries or loss of life were reported.
Some of the evacuated patients were then later moved to Safdarjung Hospital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too tweeted on the blaze at AIIMS:
A Delhi Fire Services official told the media that they received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 PM and 15 fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.