A man and his wife were killed in a fire at an eye care centre in Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Despite the fact that the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, officials at the Modi Eye Care Centre only learned about it around 9.30 a.m., after which the fire department was immediately notified.
In-charge Chief Fire Officer (CFO) of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES), Jayesh Khadia told IANS, “Fire control room had received fire call at 9.45 a.m., as the call was from a hospital, all fire tankers were nearby fire stations were rushed, but when the fire team reached, it did not found any flame in the hospital. There was only smoke in the hospital. Fire team found two dead bodies from the hospital.”
He added that the fire started around 3.30 a.m. and had gone out on its own.
The couple identified as Naresh Parghi and his wife Hansa, works at the hospital and lived on the premises.
The couple most likely died as a result of inhaling smoke. However, only the FSL team can reveal the true cause of death, said Khadia.