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Fire breaks out in Ahmedabad complex; 13 newborns among 75 people rescued

At least 27 fire tenders were rushed to Dev Complex near Parimal Garden where the fire broke out, said officials,

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya Ahmedabad Updated on: June 25, 2022 18:01 IST
Visual of the building in Ahmedabad where the fire broke out
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Visual of the building in Ahmedabad where the fire broke out

Highlights

  • Ahmedabad: A fire broke out inside Dev Complex near Parimal Garden
  • 75 were rescued from a hospital inside the complex. At least thirteen of them were newborns
  • Rescue operation has concluded, blaze was brought under control in a couple of hours

Ahmedabad: A fire broke out inside Dev Complex near Parimal Garden on Saturday. At least 27 fire tenders were rushed to the site, said fire department officials. 

So far, over 75 people were rescued from a hospital inside the complex. At least thirteen of them were newborns, officials added. 

"We received a call around 1.30 pm about a fire breaking out in the server room of an accountancy firm on the third floor of the building opposite the hospital, after which around 20 fire tenders were pressed into service," Om Jadeja, divisional fire officer at Ahmedabad Fire & Emergency Services (AFES) said.

At least 75 people, including 13 newborn babies, three of them admitted in the NICU, and their parents in the children's hospital located on the fourth floor of the building were rescued and evacuated to the terrace of the building, he said.

They were rescued using an aerial ladder platform, and all the patients were shifted to the nearby hospital in ambulances, he said.

The children's hospital has around four medical care facilities located in the building, and an ortho care unit was located right opposite the premises where the fire broke out, the official said.

Although there was no fire in the children's hospital and other care units, thick smoke entered the medical facilities, causing panic, he said.

According to officials, the rescue operation has concluded and the blaze was brought under control in a couple of hours and no casualty was reported. 

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