In a dramatic turn of events, a massive fire broke out at the Gandhi Hospital in Tehran, Iran’s capital, sending plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. According to state media reports on Thursday, the blaze had engulfed the exterior facade of the hospital, prompting emergency response efforts.
As of now, there are no immediate reports of casualties, and the cause of the incident remains unknown.
The Tehran Fire Department, in response to the emergency, swiftly dispatched firefighters to the scene. The fire, which started at 1900 local time (1530 GMT), has led to the cordoning off of the area around the Gandhi Hospital in northern Tehran. Authorities have initiated a large-scale evacuation of the hospital, ensuring the safety of patients and staff.
Jalal Malaki, spokesperson for the Tehran Fire Department, provided initial insights into the situation, stating that the fire primarily affected the exterior of the hospital building. Details about the extent of the damage and the potential cause of the fire are yet to be disclosed.
State TV reported on the ongoing emergency response, highlighting the coordinated efforts to contain the blaze and secure the surrounding areas. The news has sparked concerns among the public, as citizens anxiously await further updates on the situation.
The Gandhi Hospital, a significant medical facility in northern Tehran, serves as a vital healthcare institution for the region. The incident has prompted questions about the overall safety and preparedness of such critical infrastructure, with authorities expected to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire.
While the evacuation is underway, firefighters continue their efforts to bring the flames under control. The incident adds to a series of recent challenges faced by Iran, underscoring the importance of robust emergency response measures in the face of unexpected crises.
As the situation unfolds, the focus remains on ensuring the well-being of individuals in and around the Gandhi Hospital and determining the full extent of the damage caused by the fire. Authorities are expected to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Sources By Agencies