Not less than two folks, together with a 12-year-old boy, had been killed in a fireplace that broke out in an eight-storey residential constructing final night time in Kolkata.
The hearth broke out in a metre field put in within the floor ground of the constructing at Ganesh Chandra Avenue, and unfold to different components of the constructing. About 50 households reside within the constructing.
The 12-year-old, who died, had jumped off from the primary ground amid panic. “The boy had jumped off the primary ground of the constructing out of panic. The physique of an outdated girl was additionally recovered from a flat within the constructing,” an official mentioned.
Not less than 10 fireplace tenders and a hydraulic ladder had been deployed to rescue these trapped contained in the constructing and to place out the blaze.
All the opposite residents of the constructing have been rescued and the fireplace is beneath management, news company PTI quoted Bengal Fireplace Providers Minister Sujit Bose as saying. “All of the residents have been rescued. The hearth can also be beneath management. Presently cooling off is being finished,” mentioned Mr Bose.
Nonetheless, smoke was seen billowing out from the constructing this morning at the same time as the fireplace was put out.