5-month-old baby among 8 killed in Mumbai hospital fire


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A five-month-old baby girl was among the deceased at the fire at the government-run ESIC Kamgar hospital  in Mumbai taking the death toll in the blaze to eight, with two more persons succumbing to injuries overnight, civic officials said.

“Altogether 176 persons, including three firemen, are now being treated in city hospitals,” an official from Disaster Management Unit of BMC said.

Among the admitted, over 25 are critical while 26 have been discharged after primary treatment, ” he said.

Meanwhile, a fire official blamed the hospital for not ensuring a fire audit.

The official said he had inspected the hospital a fortnight ago and found the firefighting facilities there were not as per norms. (with inputs from PTI)

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