Hyderabad: Major Fire Engulfs Upper Floors Of Ankura Hospital; Patients Evacuated As Visuals Surface

Hyderabad: Major Fire Engulfs Upper Floors Of Ankura Hospital; Patients Evacuated As Visuals Surface

Huge flames engulfed the upper floor of the building. Four fire tenders and the Disaster Response Force (DRF) have been rushed to the scene.

PTIUpdated: Saturday, December 23, 2023, 10:17 PM IST
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A tragic incident took place in Hyderabad on Saturday as a massive fire broke out inside the multi-story building of Ankura Hospital in the Gudimalkapur area of the city in Telangana.

Huge flames engulfed the upper floors of the building. Four fire tenders and the Disaster Response Force (DRF) rushed to the scene.

Fire services personnel and the police evacuated most of the patients from the hospital.

The fire reportedly started from a flexi on top of the hospital building located near Pillar No. 70 on PVNR Expressway.

“We are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and patients,” said Ankura Hospital management in a release.

Short-circuit likely reason behind fire

The ground floor of the building houses a children's hospital and as a precautionary measure some patients were shifted to nearby hospitals, police and fire department officials said, adding that the incident happened at around 6.15 pm.

Most of the upper floors of the building were vacant as construction work was going on, they said.

Fire personnel thoroughly checked all the floors and there were no injuries nor casualties as fire did not spread inside the building, the officials added.

The fire is suspected to have been caused due to a short-circuit. However, investigations are on, they said.

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