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Fire breaks out at AIIMS in Delhi; Blaze under control now, no casualities

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New Delhi, Mar 24: A fire broke out on Sunday in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in South Delhi, said reports. The fire had broken out in the Trauma Center. The fire has now been brought under control.

"A medium category fire broke out at 1812 hours at basement of AIIMS Trauma Centre, Delhi. Fire is completely under control now. There are no casualties. Upper floor was vacated due to smoke," ANI quoted Atul Garg, Chief Fire officer, as saying.

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As many as, 24 fire tenders were rushed to the hospital to douse the flames. AIIMS is one of the biggest hospitals in Delhi.

24 fire tenders responded. Fire started from the basement of building where OT is located. Patients on the ground and first floor were evacuated. Oxygen leakage from a pipe being fixed, reported news agency ANI.

On March 23, a massive fire broke out at the basement of a paper factory in Delhi's Dilshad Garden area

On Tuesday (March 19), a fire broke out at Bikaner sweets in west Delhi's Janakpuri area. The cause of the fire was a short circuit in the chimney which was placed on first floor, the fire officials had said on March 19.

On March 6, a massive fire broke out on the fifth floor of Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan at CGO Complex in Delhi. As many as 25 fire tenders had to be rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. One person died in the incident.

[Delhi: 17 killed in fire at Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh; 2 jumped off the building]

In February, a massive fire at a hotel in Karol Bagh claimed 17 lives. As many as 17 people were killed, including three Myanmar nationals, and three sustained injuries. The owner of Hotel Arpit Palace, RK Goel, after the arrest, told police that the building plan for the establishment was not approved by the municipal corporation and that he was using the basement to run a banquet hall. RK Goel was nabbed by the crime branch of Delhi Police on February 17, after he arrived in Delhi from Qatar.

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