Kolkata, West Bengal: Multi-storey residential building catches fire, 2 died.
A fire broke out in a multi-storey residential building in Kolkata’s Ganesh Chandra Avenue on Friday night. Two people died in the accident.
According to the police report, an elderly woman was trapped inside a washroom and died while a young boy jumped off from the building’s roof in fear as the fire reached up to the top floors.
On receiving the information, the Fire Service Department immediately rushed to the spot with 10 fire tenders and a hydraulic ladder to rescue the residents trapped inside the building.
Sujit Bose, Minister of West Bengal Fire Service, spoke to newsmen, “We are carrying out intense rescue operations. We cannot reveal any figure of total people still trapped inside the building. We are trying to find out if anyone is still trapped in the upper floors of the building”.
The rescue operation is currently going on.