A minimum of two individuals, together with a 12-year-old boy, have been killed in a fireplace that broke out in an eight-storey residential constructing final evening in Kolkata.
The fireplace broke out in a metre field put in within the floor ground of the constructing at Ganesh Chandra Avenue, and unfold to different elements of the constructing. About 50 households dwell 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 previous lady was additionally recovered from a flat within the constructing,” an official mentioned.
A minimum of 10 hearth tenders and a hydraulic ladder have 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 below management, information company PTI quoted Bengal Hearth Companies Minister Sujit Bose as saying. “All of the residents have been rescued. The fireplace can be below management. Presently cooling off is being finished,” mentioned Mr Bose.
Nevertheless, smoke was seen billowing out from the constructing this morning whilst the fireplace was put out.