Fire guts Kolkata showroom

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 21:24 hrs

A fire in a commercial building was reported Friday evening in the northeast part of the city.

Police said the fire broke out on the fourth floor of the commercial building in a showroom of electronics goods at Ultadanga.

It took about two and half hours to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire and the extent of damages were yet to be ascertained.

At least five people died after a major fire broke out in the state secretariat of Maharashtra in Mumbai on Thursday, bringing into focus major lapses into safety.

At least 15 people were rescued from a shopping mall in Pune where a fire broke out on Thursday.

Also an incident of fire was reported in Kolkata at a shop in Lenin Sarani on Tuesday evening, disrupting traffic of central Kolkata.

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