Mumbai: Death toll rises to nine in ESIC hospital fire
175 injured people, including some children, are currently undergoing treatment at various hospitals across the city.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday ordered a probe and the Union labor ministry had announced compensation for the victims.
The death toll on the day of incident was 6
Shila Murvekar died at Seven Hills hospital this afternoon and with this, the death toll has now reached nine, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said.
The fire broke out in the government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital at Marol in suburban Andheri Monday, killing six people.
The death toll rose to eight yesterday, with two persons dying in different hospitals in the city.
Blaze appears to have erupted after short-circuit, said BMC official
The 325-bed hospital did not have the Occupation Certificate (OC) from fire department, a mandatory certification needed for such institutes to function.
Nearly 375 people, including patients and visitors, were in the five-floor hospital when the fire broke out, an official said.
The blaze appeared to have erupted after a short-circuit near the rubber rolls stored on the ground floor, he said.