In Photos: Seven newborns killed in fire at east Delhi hospital

A massive fire broke out at a private children's hospital in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar, leaving seven newborns dead, officials said on Sunday (Pics/PTI)

Updated On: 2024-05-26 01:43 PM IST

Compiled by : ronak mastakar

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The officials of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the blaze broke out at the Baby Care New Born Hospital at around 11:30 pm on Saturday and soon spread to two other adjacent buildings

Sixteen fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze, Divisional Fire Officer Rajendra Atwal said

Oxygen cylinders kept in the two-storey building exploded due to which the adjacent buildings were damaged, he said

Another fire official said two boutiques, a portion of IndusInd Bank operating from an adjacent building and a shop on the ground floor were also damaged besides an ambulance and a scooty parked outside the building

Condoling the death of children, President Droupadi Murmu prayed for strength to the bereaved parents

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said those responsible for negligence will not be spared

Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj also said strictest punishment will be given to those found negligent or involved in any wrongdoing

In a post on X, Kejriwal said the government stood with those who lost their children in the fire incident, and added the administration was ensuring proper treatment to the injured

He said the reasons behind the fire were being probed and those found negligent will not be spared

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