Major fire in BRD medical college in Gorakhpur, files related to infant deaths destroyed

Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot as the blaze went out of control quickly. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 07.24 AM (IST)

A major fire broke out at principal office in Baba Raghav Das(BRD) Medical College in Gorakhpur today.

Reports said several files related to the infant's death in were destroyed.

Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot as the blaze went out of control quickly.

Last year, at least 70 infants had died in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College.

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A report had said several children had died of encephalitis in the Neo-Natal Ward (NICU).

A total of 290 children had died at the BRD Medical College between August 1 and August 28 last year, according to media reports.

The suspended principal of the medical college, Rajiv Mishra, and his wife Purnima were arrested from Kanpur in connection with the deaths in July.