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Blaze in AIIMS, 22 fire tenders called in

No report of casualties, Arun Jaitley in the ICU in a different building at the hospital

By Manashi Sengupta in New Delhi
  • Published 17.08.19, 7:10 PM
  • Updated 17.08.19, 7:10 PM
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Smoke in the sky after a fire broke out at the teaching block of AIIMS in New Delhi on August 17. PTI

A fire broke out at the AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday evening and 22 fire tenders were rushed to the site.

Dark plumes of smoke were seen billowing out from the top of the premier health institute.

There was no immediate report of anyone being injured in the blaze.

A Delhi Fire Services official said that they received a call around 5 pm and 22 fire tenders were immediately dispatched to contain it.

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the cardio-neuro centre, housed in a different building in the complex.