West Bengal: Fire breaks out at government hospital in Murshidabad, 2 dead


Two persons were killed while some others sustained injuries when a fire broke out in
Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital on Saturday.

Panic prevailed in the hospital as people ran helter-skelter leading to a near stampede.

“A fire broke out in the hospital. Two causalities were reported. Fire has been brought under control. There is no need for panic”, Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) S Saha said.

He said an AC unit was the source of the fire.

Soon after the fire broke out, patients were seen coming out of the hospital while some infants were taken out of the hospital ward.

(With PTI inputs)

More details are awaited.