Calcutta Medical College fire: Over 250 patients evacuated in Kolkata, 10 fire tenders rushed to spot

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New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2018 10:47:03 AM

Calcutta Medical College fire: he incident reportedly began at a pharmacy located within the medical college premises. Over 250 patients have been evacuated and 10 fire tenders have been pressed into service.

CALCUTTA MEDICAL COLLEGECalcutta Medical College fire: A major fire in Kolkata (ANI photo)

Calcutta Medical College fire: A major fire broke out at the Calcutta National Medical College, located in the heart of West Bengal capital Kolkata. The incident reportedly began at a pharmacy located within the medical college premises. Hundreds of patients were evacuated from the building as a precautionary measure, according to Fire Officials. Fortunately, no one has been injured in the the blaze. 10 fire tenders were pressed into service.

As per report, thick smoke was seen coming out from the ground floor of the hospital’s main building where the dispensary is housed A senior fire official said the fire has been brought under control. A disaster management team of the Kolkata Police, fire officials and senior officials are on the spot.

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay said that he was told that patients have been evacuated. “We are looking into the incident,” the Kolkata Mayor was quoted as saying by PTI. This comes a day after an explosion in front of a multi-storied building at Dum Dum’s Nagerbazar area killed a seven-year-old child and injured nine people, including his mother.

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