Kolkata, October 17: Two people, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed when a fire broke out in a five-storey residential building on Friday night in Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata. West Bengal Fire Service Minister Sujit Bose said that all the people have been evacuated from the building and now the situation is under control. According to officials, a 12-year-old child and an elderly woman died in the incident.
A senior police officer said in this regard, “The boy jumped out of the third floor of the building out of fear. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed after a few minutes. The body of a woman was found in the bathroom of the building. “Two people living in the building have also been injured. They have been admitted to the hospital.” A fire service official said that a fire broke out on the first floor of the building located in the northern part of the city which also spread towards the upper floor.
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“All the people have been saved. The fire is under control. Now cooling is being done,” Bose told reporters. Officials said that to save people trapped inside the building and extinguish the fire, at least 25 fire engines and a hydraulic ladder were installed.
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