Bhubaneswar: 22 dead, 106 undergoing treatment after fire breaks out at SUM Hospital

A major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar killed 22 people. Police carried out the rescue work along with the Fire Services Department.

FP Staff October 18, 2016 21:50:53 IST
A major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar killed 22 people. Police carried out the rescue work along with the Fire Services Department. Photo: PTI
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A major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar killed 22 people. Police carried out the rescue work along with the Fire Services Department. Photo: PTI
The fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the dialysis ward due to an electric short circuit. Photo: PTI
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The fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the dialysis ward due to an electric short circuit. Photo: PTI
A total of 106 others underwent treatment for injuries. The hospital authorities denied any lapses on its part. Photo: PTI
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A total of 106 others underwent treatment for injuries. The hospital authorities denied any lapses on its part. Photo: PTI
Four officials were suspended from the hospital following the incident for dereliction of duty. Fire Service Depatment carried out the rescue and relief operation. Photo: Biswa Ranjan
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Four officials were suspended from the hospital following the incident for dereliction of duty. Fire Service Depatment carried out the rescue and relief operation. Photo: Biswa Ranjan
The Odisha government lodged two FIRs against the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital authorities in connection with the fire. Photo: Biswa Ranjan
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The Odisha government lodged two FIRs against the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital authorities in connection with the fire. Photo: Biswa Ranjan