A fire broke out at the children’s ward of a hospital in Bhopal, leaving some children with burn injuries, sources have said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, they said.
Fire department and police teams are at the hospital and carrying out rescue operations. State minister Vishwas Sarang and senior police officer Irshad Wali are also at the site.
Visuals from the hospital show shocked parents breaking down on the stairs after escaping from the ward where the fire broke out.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan termed the incident “very sad” and has instructed the administration and rescue personnel to do everything they can to bring the situation under control.
“The officers are in constant touch with me. All disaster management measures are being taken. The hospital management has been instructed to take proper care of the children and rescue work is going on,” the Chief Minister said.