4 December 2022

Agra : Three people died after a fire broke out at a private hospital operating from the ground floor of a residential building in Shahganj area of Agra on Wednesday morning . The dead include the building owner Rajendra Singh ( 45 ) , his daughter Shalu ( 17 ) and son Rishi ( 14 ) , said police , adding that a short circuit is believed to have caused the fire around 5.30am .

While the patients and staff were safely moved out of R Madhuraj Hospital on time , the building owner and his family got trapped on the first floor , where they lived .

Fire At Private Hospital In Agra
Fire At Private Hospital In Agra

Superintendent of police , city , Vikas Kumar said , ” The hospital had six beds , and the fire broke out in the storeroom . Three people , including the owner of the building and his two children , died . The wife and elder daughter of Rajendra are undergoing treatment at SM Medical College . “

” A forensic department team was called to the mishap site , and it collected samples to find out the cause of the fire , ” the SP said .

CM Yogi Adityanath ex pressed his condolences and directed the district magistrate and police officials to rush to the spot and ensure relief work and proper treatment for the injured . CMO AK Srivastava visited the hospital and said Rajendra was not a doctor but was the owner of the premises and lived on the first floor of the building . The hospital is registered in the name of one Dr Ishu Verma , the CMO added .

There were four patients , and one of them was admitted on Tuesday night . Three of them went back home while the fourth one was taken to SNMC on Wednesday . ” Anenquiry is being conducted to find out the registration details of the hospital , ” said the CMO , adding that the three died due to suffocation .

According to locals , the staff of the hospital ran out of the building after the fire broke out . Rajendra also rushed out , but he went in side again to rescue his wife and children . The fire brigade came 45 minutes after the fire broke out , said locals .

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