Three persons were killed and several others were feared to be trapped after a massive fire broke out in an illegal gas cylinder godown at Tangra area of Kolkata. The fire broke out this afternoon near China town. Seven fire tenders were pressed into service and operation is underway to douse the inferno. According to media reports, among the deceased persons, one is the owner of the godown. The injured have been taken to hospitals. Panic also spread among those living in surrounding houses, given that it was congested residential area.
“Our fire fighters are trying their best to control the fire. The reason of the fire is still not certain,” a fire official said.