A fire broke out at the AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday, 17 August, evening and 34 fire tenders were rushed to the site.
There was no immediate report of anyone being injured in the blaze, and rescue operations are in progress.
Delhi: 34 fire tenders present at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), after a fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. No causality reported till now. pic.twitter.com/XZ7GKcHxp7— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
ANI reported that the cause of the fire could have been a short circuit, according to some sources.
Delhi: 22 fire tenders rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences; emergency lab at AIIMS has been shut after a fire broke out near the emergency ward https://t.co/GH89IkDn00— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
AIIMS has shut down the emergency lab as a precaution.
Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex.
A Delhi Fire Services official said that they received a call of fire in the PC and Teaching Block of the hospital at around 5 PM and 22 fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.
(This is a developing story, more details are awaited.)
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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