Locals’ quick action saves hundreds of lives as massive fire breaks out in Srinagar hospital

Srinagar, March 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a massive fire broke out at a hospital in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday (March 4).

Huge flames were seen around 9.30 pm in one of the main hospitals in Kashmir– Bone and Joint Hospital— located in the upper town of Srinagar in Barzulla.

In just 30 minutes, the upper two floors of the four-story building were engulfed in fire. At that time around 110 patients were admitted to hospital wards, among which were patients who had been operated hours before. Besides, around 22 patients were admitted to the emergency ward, said an eye witness.

He added that it took no time that the whole building was in flames. As the fire engulfed the building, soon the locals residing around the hospital, mainly youths rushed to hospital premises and started evacuating the patients and the attendants with the help of hospital staff till the fire brigade, NGOs and SDRF teams reached the spot. Their combined efforts saved hundreds of patients and medical staff of the hospital, the eyewitness said.

An official said, “Preliminary reports suggest that fire started from Operation Theatre and spread due to the explosion of Oxygen cylinders. However, details awaited.”