Kolkata: A major fire broke out in the pharmacy department of Kolkata Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. Ten fire engines and Kolkata Police have rushed to the spot.
As per initial reports, all patients at the hospital are safe.
#Visuals: Fire breaks out in the pharmacy department of Kolkata Medical College and Hospital. 10 fire engines and Kolkata police rushed to the spot. All the patients are safe. #Kolkata pic.twitter.com/IX7ENRRpUu
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Nearly 250 patients were admitted in all four departments when the mishap took place. In the photos and videos of the scene, patients can be seen lying outside on the road of the hospital. Patients have been kept in the open so that they are not suffocated by the smoke. Authorities are still trying to evacuate those stuck inside the hospital.
The blaze erupted at 8 am on Wednesday at the building’s medicine counter. The fire led to panic among patients and their relatives.
Oxygen cylinders are kept in the godown next to the pharmacy where the blaze started. The officials are trying to contain the fire and stop it from spreading to the godown.