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Fire breaks out in the basement of ESIC hospital in Noida

The ESIC Hospital in Noida on Thursday witnessed a fire break out in the morning. However, firefighting was underway, officials said.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 9 Jan 2020 6:31 AM GMT

Fire breaks out in the basement of ESIC hospital in Noida
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Lucknow: The ESIC Hospital in Noida on Thursday witnessed a fire break out in the morning. However, firefighting was underway, officials said.

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The blaze broke out in the basement of the seven-storey hospital building located in Sector 24, a police official said.

Fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the Fire Department was alerted about it around 8 am, the official said.

After that, a search was done to see if anyone was trapped in the building, he said.

The cooling process is now underway.

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He said the fire had engulfed the ground, first and second floors of the building, except the basement.

Police said they received information about fire at Kaveri printing press at 2:45 am, when the manager Yogesh called them. The press owners have been identified as Atul and Anuj Goyal, residents of Sukhdev Vihar, they said.

The man who died in the fire has been identified as Phool Dev, from Bihar, who used to work as a help there. Dev went inside the building in the night to sleep before the fire started and died due to suffocation, the fire department official said.

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The body has been kept at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital and the post-mortem will be done once the family reaches here, police said.

This almost the third time since the year has began that the state is witnessing fire conditions.

Anab Mehdi

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