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Odishatv Bureau

A fire broke out at the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Saturday. However, the patients admitted in different wards of the building were reportedly timely evacuated and no casualties have been reported so far.

Three floors of the building have been damaged but hospital authorities said no one injured in the incident.

"Initially, the fire broke out in the transformers. Eight fire tenders reached on spot. The fire is under control. No injuries reported," ANI quoted fire officer Lovepreet Singh.



Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has expressed anguish over the incident, and said that he was monitoring the relief work.

A blast took place in the transformer near the hospital OPD that led to the fire, which engulfed cardiology, X-ray and dermatology departments.

The hospital is run under the supervision of Government Medical College.

Government Medical College Principal Rajiv Devgun told reporters that due to oil leakage, the transformer caught fire and thereafter a blast took place.

All patients in the affected wards were evacuated timely.

He said there was no loss of life but there was damage to the infrastructure of the hospital.

Punjab Public Works and Power Minister Harbhajan Singh reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He said a thorough probe will be carried out into the fire incident.

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