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3-month-old baby boy dies, 4 injured in fire in Hyderabad's private hospital

PTI
Published : Oct 21, 2019, 11:53 am IST
Updated : Oct 21, 2019, 11:57 am IST

The incident happened in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital at 2.55 am, police said

Meanwhile, some people including parents and relatives of the injured children held a protest in front of the hospital. (Photo: File)
 Meanwhile, some people including parents and relatives of the injured children held a protest in front of the hospital. (Photo: File)

Hyderabad: A three-month-old baby boy died and four others were injured after a fire broke out at a private children's hospital in LB Nagar in the wee hours of Monday, police said.

The incident happened in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital at 2.55 a.m, LB Nagar Police Station Inspector V Ashok Reddy told PTI.

One baby died in the fire mishap and four other babies were injured and shifted by parents and police to different hospitals and they were stated to be doing fine, the police official said.

The fire was extinguished with the help of firetenders, police said. As per preliminary information, a suspected short circuit caused the fire, Reddy said. As many as 42 children were undergoing treatment at the hospital at the time of the accident and the five babies were admitted in the NICU, the Inspector said.

Meanwhile, some people including parents and relatives of the injured children held a protest in front of the hospital. A case under IPC section 304A (causing death by negligence) has been registered in connection with the incident and a probe is on.

Tags: fire, accident, neonatal intensive care unit, icu
Location: India, Telangana
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