UPDATE: Death toll rises to 8 in the Mumbai hospital fire

The death toll in Mumbai’s Andheri hospital fire incident has risen from six on Monday to eight. Several were left injured as a massive fire engulfed the ESIC Kamgar hospital on Monday.

A number of doctors, nurses, and patients are feared trapped in the ESIC Kamgar Hospital, the department said.

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Ten fire tenders were pressed into service and the firemen are making efforts to douse the blaze. A rescue van and 16 ambulances are at the spot to provide necessary assistance.

As per officials, the injured have been rushed to Cooper Hospital, P. Thakrey Hospital (Trauma), Holi Spirit Hospital and Seven Hills Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

(With ANI inputs)

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