KOLKATTA: Two persons were charred to death as a devastating fire today gutted a gas cylinder godown in Tangra area of the metropolis.
"So far two persons have been charred to death. We are yet to confirm if the casualty is more," officials at the city police control room said.
Fire Brigade officials said seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot at Christopher Road soon after the fire broke out at around 1.00 PM. The blaze was brought under control in about two hours, they said. Police officials said they are still ascertaining if the casualty is more than two.
Despite the place not being officially a gas cylinder godown, it was being ascertained how so many cylinders were stored there, the officials said. The entire area was cordoned off and traffic diverted in all adjacent roads.