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Punjab: Massive fire breaks out at government hospital in Amritsar, no casualties

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Firefighters try to douse the fire that broke out at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on May 14. No casualties have been reported so far. (Image: PTI)

A transformer exploded near the hospital’s OPD, causing a fire, engulfing the cardiology, x-ray and dermatology departments.

  • PTI Amritsar
  • Last Update:14 May 2022, 19:07 IST
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A massive fire broke out at the government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here on Saturday, police said. However, no casualties have been reported, he said. Around ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the fire.

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A transformer exploded near the hospital OPD, causing a fire, engulfing the cardiology, x-ray and dermatology departments. The hospital is run under the supervision of the Government Medical College. Rajeev Devgun, principal of Government Medical College, told reporters that the transformer caught fire due to an oil leak and then exploded.

All the patients in the affected ward were evacuated on time. There were no casualties but damage to hospital infrastructure, he said.

Punjab Public Works and Power Minister Harbhajan Singh reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He said that a thorough inquiry would be conducted into the incident of fire.

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