Fire at SSKM hospital, no casualties reported; Mamata reaches spot

The fire had been reported shortly after 11 am and 10 engines had already been pressed into service.

Published: 21st November 2016 12:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2016 01:59 PM   |  A+A-

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI)

By Online Desk

KOLKATA: A fire broke out at SSKM Hospital here this morning creating panic among patients and family members at the main referral hospital of the state.

UPDATE:

CM Mamata Banerjee reached the spot to take a stock of the situation. No casualties have been reported so far.
    
The fire had been reported shortly after 11 am and 10 fire engines had already been pressed into service, the fire department sources said.
      
Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from the fifth floor of the historic Ronald Ross building, housing several departments of the hospital, police said. 

 

(With inputs ENS/Agencies)

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