1. Kolkata: Fire breaks out at a school, students escape unhurt

Kolkata: Fire breaks out at a school, students escape unhurt

A fire broke out at Don Bosco School in Kolkata on Wednesday, with all students escaped unhurt. Some students were the first to spot the smoke billowing out of the school roof around noon, after which they informed the teachers.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 26, 2016 5:37 PM
School management and staff undertook safe evacuation of the students without creating any panic (Image from News X) School management and staff undertook safe evacuation of the students without creating any panic (Image from News X)

A fire broke out at Don Bosco School in Kolkata on Wednesday, with all students escaped unhurt. Some students were the first to spot the smoke billowing out of the school roof around noon, after which they informed the teachers. After some teachers evacuated students from the school, while others went to the roof to check the situation.

The school management and staff undertook safe evacuation of the students without creating any panic.Within minutes, Fire and Emergency Services Department of the West Bengal as informed and four fire tenders reached the spot, after which the fire was brought under control.

Today’s incident has brought back memories of a fire tragedy in the AMRI hospital of the West Bengal government in which 93 people had lost their lives. Nearly five years after the incident, owners of the hospital are now looking to re-open one of its buildings which had been closed since the tragedy. The owners are looking to reopen one of its buildings which has remained shut since the tragedy.

According to a source from the AMRI Group, an application seeking a No Objection Certificate (NoC) was recently submitted to the fire department so that the group can apply for licences to reopen the building in which the fire had originated. But the department denied having received any such letter , stressing that they had only received a request for a power connection on temporary basis.

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