Fire at KGMU trauma center leaves 6 dead

Lucknow: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place yesterday at the King George’s Trauma center that killed six people after a massive fire broke out and causing inconvenience to more than 150 patients who had to be shifted to KGMU’s Centenary Hospital.

As per the chief medical superintendent, KGMU, Prof SN Shankhwar, the fire broke out on the second floor of the trauma center building at around 7 pm. Fire tenders from the Chowk fire station rushed to the spot and the rescue operation is underway.

When the first contingent of fire tenders couldn’t control the fire, additional tenders were called in at around 8 pm. In all, five fire tenders have been pressed into action.
District magistrate Kaushal Raj reached the spot to oversee the rescue operation. He told reporters that no one has been injured in the fire so far.

Officials at KGMU claimed that second floor of the trauma center, where the fire broke out, is reserved for medical trainings. Therefore, no patients or attendants were present.