Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:26:34 GMT

Major fire at Park Street in Kolkata; six killed, 20 injured

Kolkata: Six persons were killed and 20 others injured in a devastating fire that swept through a 150-year-old multi-storeyed building housing offices and residences on upscale Park Street.


Kolkata Fire

"Another gas burst apparently worsening the blaze and the Calcutta Fire Brigade isn't able to cope competently," abhic posted on Twitter 19 mins 37 secs ago. Photo Courtesy:abhic

The fire broke out at 2:15 pm, but there was confusion on which floor of the six-storey building, Stephen Court, it broke out with panic gripping those trapped inside. The toll could rise, Fire Services minister Pratim Chatterjee said.

The Stephen Court, located in the heart of the city, houses the iconic 100-year-old Flury's confectionery house and a large music store called Music World and several other offices.

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