Six Babies Burnt To Death In Hospital Inferno

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Police in India has announced that at least 6newborn babies died after a fire tore through a children’s hospital in the Indian capital, with people charging into the blaze to rescue the infants on Sunday, 26 May, 29024,

Senior Police officer, Surendra Choudhary, who confirmed the sad incident through a statement issued on Sunday, 26 May, 2024, added that when they reached medical attention, six were dead.

“All the 12 newborn babies were rescued from the hospital with the help of other people, Legal action is being taken against the owner of the hospital,” Choudhary said.

The senior police officer, who did not give further details on how the children died, said that in addition to the six who died, another baby among the 12 brought out of the suffocating fumes was dead before the fire began;

Choudhary did not elaborate further on the incident.

The fire broke out late on the night of Saturday, 25 May, 2024 in the New Born Baby Care hospital in Delhi’s Vivek Vihar area.

Delhi Fire Department Director Atul Garg said 14 fire trucks were sent to battle the blaze, he told the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.

“The fire spread too fast due to a blast in an oxygen cylinder,” he told PTI.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the situation “heartbreaking”.

“We all stand with those who lost their innocent children in this accident,” he said on social media.

“The causes of the incident are being investigated, and whoever is responsible for this negligence will not be spared.”

Source: AFP



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