Latest News Live Update Thane: A huge fire broke out at the Prime Hospital in Mumbra today at 3 am. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained but it is suspected to have been caused by a short circuit. It is also estimated that 3 people died in the fire. Relief work is underway and the fire has been contained, Minister and NCP leader Jitendra Awhad tweeted.
The incident took place around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday. The fire broke out at M / s Prime Criticare Hospital in Kausa area of Mumbra. The fire was seen on the first floor of the hospital.
Mumbra Police, 5 ambulances, torrent officials, RDMC and fire brigade along with three fire engines, two water tankers and a rescue vehicle arrived at the spot. The fire brigade has succeeded in bringing the situation under control.
A fire broke out on the first floor of the hospital due to a short circuit. Preliminary information is being received that out of 17 patients admitted in the hospital, 3 died in this horrific accident.
As soon as the hospital got information about the fire, Thane Municipal Corporation fire brigade vehicles and fire brigade personnel rushed to the hospital and started trying to control the fire. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced Rs 5 lakh assistance to the family of the person who died in the fire. Jitendra Awhad has informed that Rs 1 lakh will also be given to the injured.
Meanwhile, the hospital had a total of 20 patients out of which 6 patients were in the intensive care unit. While these patients were being shifted to other hospitals, four of them died at that time, according to the Thane Municipal Corporation.
Meanwhile, state Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad also arrived at the spot late last night, saying the fire was caused by a short circuit.
The hospital had a total of 20 beds, of which 14 patients were in the general ward and the other six were in the intensive care unit. The deceased have been identified as Yasmin Syed (46), Nawab Sheikh (47), Halima Salmani (70) and Harish Sonawane (57).