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Mumbai fire: Death toll rises to eight, 25 critical

Of the 176 rescued injured, at least another 25 admitted to various hospitals remain critical from the devastating fire broke out in the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in MIDC, Andheri East on Monday evening.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 18 Dec 2018 8:58 AM GMT

Mumbai fire: Death toll rises to eight, 25 critical
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Mumbai: Death toll have been risen to 8 with two more victims succumbing to the injuries, while 25 others are critically injured.

Of the 176 rescued injured, at least another 25 admitted to various hospitals remain critical from the devastating fire broke out in the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in MIDC, Andheri East on Monday evening.

While 142 continue their treatment in over half a dozen public and private hospitals, 26 have been discharged so far.

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The fire was first noticed near the Operation Theatre of the five-storey hospital located at Marol MIDC, an industrial hub. The cause of the fire is suspected to have been caused by a short-circuit, trapping around 155 people in the building with a glass facade.

While the firemen used ladders, other rescuers deployed ropes and saris tied as ropes to bring down the wailing and screaming people trapped on the third and fourth floors.

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It is to be mentioned that Mumbai has witnessed over a dozen major fires in residential and commercial premises this year, claiming over 50 lives and injuring several hundreds, besides damaging to properties worth in crores.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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