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6-month-old baby among 8 dead in fire at hospital in Mumbai's Andheri

Baku, December 18, AZERTAC

A major fire broke out at a Mumbai hospital killing at least eight people, disaster management officials said, according to NDTV, an Indian television media company. Over 140 people have been rescued so far. Six were killed on Monday, and two died this morning, taking the number of dead to eight,

One of the victims is a six-month-old baby, the police said.

The fire brigade got a call around 4 pm about the blaze at the government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital located at Marol in suburban Andheri, the official from the city civic body's disaster management cell said.

10 fire engines were sent to the spot, officials said, adding that efforts were on to douse the flames and evacuate the patients.

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