A massive fire broke out at an under construction complex of the King George Medical University(KGMU) hospital in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.
The building which was ablaze, is meant to house the cardiology department.
As soon as the fire broke out, fire-fighting teams rushed to the spot. While, no casualties are being reported from the accident, the reason behind the ablaze is not yet ascertained.
Lucknow District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar confirmed that there were no casualties as it was an under-construction facility.
KGMU is one of the eminent medical universities in India. It was set up in 1906, the idea of which was floated back in 1870 by the then Maharaja of Vizianagaram. The idea was put on hold due to lack of funds but later in 1905, George V inspired the idea of setting up the college.
Lucknow has been in the news since yesterday over the shoot-out that took place at a Lucknow Court complex. In the shoot-out, gangster Mukhtar Ansari’s close associate Sanjeev Maheshwari alias Jeeva was shot dead.
A man dressed as a lawyer entered the court complex and fired six rounds. In the incident, a 7-8 –year-old girl and a policeman were injured.
The accused has been identified as Vijay Yadav, a resident of UP’s Jaunpur district.
Earlier this morning, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath met with the injured girl to enquire about her well-being.
The firing has yet again, raised questions on the law and order situation in UP as Jeeva was killed in the police custody.
The law and order of the state has been in question by the opposition parties since May, after the slain gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were gunned down in a police custody inside a hospital complex in Prayagraj, while being taken for a medical examination.
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