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Fire breaks out at Lahore hospital, no casualties

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LAHORE: Fire broke out at Fatimah Memorial Hospital here in Lahore, ARY News reported on Friday.

Hospital staff said that the fire broke out in the corridor of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the medical facility. The smoke filled the rooms of the hospital causing panic in the hospital staff and the patients of the hospital.

Rescue and relief teams arrived at the scene and managed to evacuate the patients from the hospital. The patients being treated in the hospital were admitted again after the blaze extinguished.

No casualties reported in the incident.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established.

The civic bodies in most of Pakistani cities have insufficient fire fighting equipment and scarcity of personnel. Moreover, narrow lanes in cities make the blaze incidents more dangerous causing hurdles for the fire tenders to access the fire spot thus resulting in huge losses.

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