Fire breaks at Delhi's Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, fire tenders rushed

A minor fire broke out at children's ward of Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here on Saturday, and all 15 children admitted were safely evacuated, officials said. 

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2016, 10:30 AM IST
Fire breaks at Delhi's Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, fire tenders rushed

New Delhi: A minor fire broke out at children's ward of Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital here on Saturday, and all 15 children admitted were safely evacuated, officials said. 

No casualties were reported in the fire that broke out at 3.35 a.m. in room number 1104 of the hospital, fire officials told IANS.

Nearly six to seven fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

A short circuit in the ventilation machine of the hospital could be the cause, the official added

At least 24 people were killed and more than hundred were injured in the Odisha hospital fire on October 17.

The fire safety norms followed by hospitals are under close scrutiny by the Union Health Ministry.