Dipil
Safety Consultant
Raghuvaran Chakkaravarthy
Environmental, Health And Safety

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Dear All

Indeed again another sad news.

Kolkata, Feb 27 : At least 13 people were killed and over a dozen critically injured Wednesday when a major fire broke out at a multi-storey market complex here, police said.

"So far we have recovered 13 dead bodies. There might be some more people trapped inside...rescue operations are on," city Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha said.

Over a dozen critically injured people have been taken to hospitals.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the market in central Kolkata. Twenty-five fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flame.

Fire brigade personnel scrambled to rescue people as many are feared trapped inside the market, which houses shops and paper godowns.

State Fire Services Minister Javed Khan said the complex in which the fire broke out was illegally constructed and most of the entry and exit gates were locked, resulting in people being trapped inside.

Locals said the toll could go up as many people are still trapped inside.

Fire Services Minister Javed Khan said the complex in which the fire broke out was illegally constructed and most of the entry and exit gates were locked, resulting in people being trapped inside.

“We will take action against the market authorities for not having any fire safety arrangements,” Khan said.

From India
RIP.,, Mr.Dipil just i wanna share this info with our members unfortunately i don't have any fire accident pictures which was happened in first week of febrauary in africa next my house (Actually i was in india at the time of accident).
In Africa near my house there is Big shopping mall called ''ALGRAMIS'' when ever we going in i noticed that to my colleagues not only me even my colleagues noticed to me as well that they don't have any fire extinguisher , fire sprinkler system, no emergency exit etc.,,, One of my colleagues addressed that issue to that Manager but he doesn't care about it.
Feb 1st due to short circuit fire starts in one block then its running all over the MALL in 30 min (As everybody aware in africa they don't have enough emergency fire vehicles) its happened in mid-night. Result was none of then injured but the Whole building is gone.... they are start demolishing now...............................................

From United States, Fpo
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