A fire breaks out in an Amritsar hospital, rescuing 600 people.

Fire broke out after multiple explosions in two transformers located near X-ray room . Nurses and shift workers struggled to save the patients .

AMRITSAR: After a massive fire in two wards and the outpatient unit, a major tragedy was averted on Saturday afternoon at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here.The nurses and shift workers struggled to save the patients.There was no bodily injury or serious injury.The fire broke out after multiple explosions in two transformers located near the X-ray room, which expanded to the nearby multi-floor wards for skin and cardiology patients, in addition to the OPD.

The rescuers stayed at the staircase and smashed the windowpanes to find a safe passage due to the thick smoke and raging flames.Later, firefighters brought the fire under attack.Dr Rajiv Devgun, the head of the Government Medical College, confirmed that there had been explosions in the two transformers.Everyone is safe, according to him, though hospital management called on the electricity department for assistance in restoring the power supply.

Harbhajan Singh, the minister of electricity, visited the site, met the rescued patients, requested an investigation, and declared the building will have a substation.I heard four explosions, then the room was full of smoke, according to patient Rattan Singh, who was among those evacuated.I was led to the open ground by a group of young people.