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Uttar Pradesh: Massive fire at Gorakhpur BRD Medical College

Updated on: 28 July,2023 03:43 PM IST  |  Gorakhpur
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A massive fire broke out in the medicine ward of the Gorakhpur BRD Medical College here, a senior official said on Friday. No casualty was reported in the incident

Uttar Pradesh: Massive fire at Gorakhpur BRD Medical College

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A massive fire broke out in the medicine ward of the Gorakhpur BRD Medical College here, a senior official said on Friday. No casualty was reported in the incident.


The fire broke out Thursday night in medicine ward number 14 when there were 58 patients in the ward, of which 12 were in ICU on ventilators, he said.


Two fire tenders rushed to the spot put the blaze out within two hours of when it was first reported. Patients of the affected ward were shifted to other wards, the official said.


District Magistrate Krishna Karunesh who visited the hospital said the fire possibly broke out due to a short-circuit in the electricity board of the medicine ward.

A probe committee with the Chief Fire Officer and electrical safety officers as members has been constituted to find out the actual cause behind the incident.

The DM said the patients were promptly shifted to ward number 11 and no casualty was reported due to the fire.
Ganesh Kumar, the principal of the college, said the power supply to the ward was cut immediately which prevented the fire from spreading to other areas.

The ward was filled with smoke after mattresses kept inside it caught fire.

Kumar said mattresses were kept in the store of the ward because the medicine ward sometimes becomes overcrowded with patients.

He said a committee has been formed to sound out ways to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

After getting the report of the committee, we are planning to propose to the government for an agency or staff to take care of fire and other safety measures, the principal added.

IG J Ravindra Gaur, Commissioner Anil Dhingra, SSP Gaurav Grover, SP City Krishna Kumar, and SO North Manoj Kumar Awasthi also rushed to the spot in the wake of the incident.

 

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