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Fire accident in AIIMS Delhi; flames doused

New Delhi, Aug 7: A fire broke out in the endoscopy room on the second floor of a building at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday said a fire department official, adding that the flames had been doused and all are safe.

The official said that all patients in the room were evacuated safely.. “A fire call was received from the emergency ward of AIIMS at 11.54 hours. Total 8 fire tenders rushed to the site,” Delhi Fire Services Director Atul Garg said earlier.

Garg said that the fire was on the second floor of the main building (Old RajKumari OPD building) and the fire is under control now. “Search operation continues,” he said.

The fire reportedly broke out in the endoscopy room of the building and all the patients were evacuated safely, adding no injury was reported. Images showing the endoscopy room, which was severely damaged by a fire, were circulating widely on social media.

These pictures clearly revealed the extent of the destruction, as all the equipment, files, tables, and other materials were visibly charred. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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