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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Massive Fire Broke Out In Market

massive fire broke out
in Surja Sen market near Sealdah in
Kolkata on Wednesday morning.
Seventeen people were killed in the fire.
Five bodies have so far been rescued.
Twenty-five fire engines were sent to the
spot to bring the fire under control. The
deaths were mainly caused by
suffocation.
The reason of the fire was yet to be
confirmed. Sources said the market
complex had inflammable items like
paper and plastic piled up inside. The
fire was detected around 3.50 am and
most of the victims and the injured were
sleeping at the time. Thirteen bodies
were taken to the NRS Hospital and
Medical College Hospital besides many
injured, till the latest reports came in.
Nine people had been rescued from the
building while nearly 60 more feared to
be trapped inside.

--
A. B.

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