At least two people were killed and several other were feared trapped in a fire at government hospital in West Bengalâ€™s Murshidabad district on Saturday.
Panic prevailed in the hospital as people ran helter-skelter leading to a near stampede.
"A fire broke out in the hospital. Two causalities were reported. Fire has been brought under control. There is no need for panic", Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) S Saha said.
West Bengal CM Mamata banerjee has announced Rs.2 lakh compensation for next of kin of those who lost their lives.
He said an AC unit was the source of the fire.
WB: Visuals of the Govt hospital in Murshidabad where fire broke out. Fire tenders working to douse the flames. pic.twitter.com/Aa0roC2kJWâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) August 27, 2016