Latest News HIGHLIGHTS, November 9, 2021: Hello and welcome to the ABP Live Daily Live Blog! We bring you the latest updates as the day progresses here. Four children admitted to the government-run Kamala Nehru Children’s Hospital in Bhopal have died in a fire that started on Monday evening. The fire started in a room on the third floor of the hospital, which houses the intensive care unit, an official said.
A high-level investigation into the incident has been ordered. The investigation will be led by Mohammad Suleiman, additional chief secretary (ACS) for health and medical education, he said in another tweet.
The fire broke out around 9 p.m. and 8 to 10 firefighters were dispatched to extinguish the flames, said Juber Khan, head of the Fatehgarh fire station.
Khan said a short circuit could have caused the fire.
Family members of children admitted to hospital gathered outside the medical facility after news of the fire spread.
Excess rainwater gushed out of reservoirs as several roads looked like swollen rivers and four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu and more than 60 houses were damaged, said Authorities on Monday, as the alert was given to people living in low-lying areas of parts of the state.
The Poondi, Cholavaram, Puzhal, Chembarmbakkam and Thervai Kandigai reservoirs here and Lake Veeranam, about 230 kilometers from here, released excess water, which cumulatively exceeded just over 10,000 cusecs of water, so that the showers continued in the watersheds.
The Mettur reservoir in the Salem district is expected to reach its full level of 120 feet soon and the discharge of the excess water is expected on Tuesday. People have been alerted and local authorities have been urged to move residents of low lying areas to safer places.
As the Cauvery River watersheds in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka receive heavy rains, the inflow of water to the dam exceeded 27,000 cusecs, reaching nearly 118 feet, official sources said.
The Coimbatore District Administration has also sounded the alert to people living along the banks of the Noyyal River due to continued rains.