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Delhi: FIR registered against unknown people in AIIMS fire incident

Firefighters douse the fire after it broke out in PC block near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). (Image courtesy: IANS/ANI) Photograph:( Agencies )

ANI New Delhi, India Aug 18, 2019, 12.50 PM (IST)

Delhi Police on Sunday registered an FIR against unknown people for negligency in the fire incident at AIIMS.

Unknown persons have been booked under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code (endangering life).

The fire broke out on Saturday in the hospital and caused extensive damages to the first, second and third floor of the PC Block. 

"As per Delhi Fire Services and AIIMS Fire Division, the fire at Teaching Block of AIIMS, New Delhi has been put off completely. There has been no loss or damage to life," read a statement from the hospital.

The police investigation in the case is underway. 

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The fire broke out on Saturday in the hospital and caused extensive damages to the first, second and third floor of the PC Block.