Seven newborns, who were rescued after a fire broke out at a hospital in east Delhi's Vivek Vihar, have died, officials said on Sunday.

The officials of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the blaze broke out at the children's hospital in Shahdara on Saturday night.

Twelve newborns were rescued from the medical facility but seven of them died, DFS chief Atul Garg said.

Five babies are undergoing treatment at another hospital, Garg said.

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