Hyderabad: Panic gripped LV Prasad Eye Hospital at Banjara Hills when an electric transformer caught fire.
The incident occurred at 8.30 pm when the area was bustling with activities. The fire also spread to the overhead footbridge located outside the hospital.
A major fire broke out adjacent to L V Prasad Eye Hospital in #Hyderabad. The flames spread to the foot-over- bridge located infront of the hospital. One fire extinguisher has been pressed while officials are yet to ascertain the cause. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/OqoEulAiyC
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Fire department officials told NewsMeter that the fire was immediately brought under control. The timely intervention of the fire officials prevented a major tragedy.
While a short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire, it was found that an escalator of the overhead bridge was also damaged in the incident.
The incident caused a traffic jam in the area. The incident occurred when people were leaving offices for their homes. After the fire was brought under control, the traffic movement was restored.