Thursday, December 8, 2011

20 feared dead in Kolkata hospital fire: Minister

Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 20 people were feared to have suffocated to death in a massive fire that broke out at the AMRI hospital in Dhakuria of south Kolkata early Friday, West Bengal Municipal Affairs minister Frihad Hakim said.
'From whatever information I have got from the fire department officials, there is a possibility that at least 20 people may have died,' said Hakim, who was at the spot.
* Mamata Banerjee reaches AMRI Hospital
* West Bengal Health Minister Sudip Bandhyopadhyay says death toll is between 20-40
* Rescue operations are still on. Almost 99 per cent of the people have been rescued: Fire Services Minister Javed Khan Read more about this story....


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