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.
November 21, 2016
Fire broke out in the 6th floor of hospital. More than 100 people were present in Ronald Ross block where the fire broke out. Panic spread through the people in the vicinity. However, everyone has been evacuated. Fire is being doused by 10 fire engines.
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)