Fire breaks out in ward number 3P store-room in SKIMS Soura; All patients safe

1 Fire breaks out in ward number 3P store-room in SKIMS Soura; All patients safe

Rehan Showkat

Srinagar, May 27: (GNS) A fire has broken out in a store-room in Ward Number 3P – meant for Dialysis patients – in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Thursday evening.

Eyewitnesses told news agency GNS that the flames and smoke was seen billowing out of a window from the hospital ward, prompting the attendants to run helter-skelter. The fire and emergency was immediately called in, who reached the spot and doused-off the flames, they said.

An F&ES official confirmed the incident told GNS that the fire had broken out in a store of Ward Number 3P. However the tenders reached on time and doused off the flames.

Meanwhile a hospital official told GNS that all of the patients are safe and none of them had to be evacuated. However there has been damage to some furniture kept inside the room, he added. (GNS)

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