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Major accident averted as fire breaks out in hospital

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A major accident was averted due to timely action when a fire broke out inside a store-room of a hospital in the Lal Kothi area here, an said today.

As many as 100 people, including patients, were evacuated after the fire broke out at the store-room on the second floor of the Hospital late last night, Extinguisher Officer, Municipal Corporation, Jalaj Ghasiya said, adding that eight fire tenders were rushed to douse the fire.

Hospital officials said the staff, along with fire officials, took the patients to a safe location. The critically-ill among them will be shifted to another hospital, they added.

Several ambulances from across the city were pressed into service, police said, adding that no loss of life was reported due to timely action and evacuation.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:00 IST