FIRE BREAKS OUT IN 5-STOREY BUILDING IN EASTERN INDIA
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A major fire broke out in a five-storey building in eastern city of Kolkata in the wee hours of Sunday, local media reported.
Over 30 fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire. No injuries have been reported so far. The fire broke out in the city's Bagri Market area.
The fire broke out at 2:45 am in the congested area on the Canning Street, "India Today" news website reported.
"We are trying our best but firefighting operation is tough here because of the number of buildings. No injuries have been reported," the media quoted Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee as saying.
More than 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, and the area has been closed to traffic, according to traffic police.
A senior traffic cop tweeted, "Due to a fire incident Rabindra Sarani in between M.G. Road and Podder Court and Canning Street in between Brabourne Road and Rabindra Sarani is closed to traffic."
Further reports of the fire incident are awaited.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK