Kolkata: A major fire broke out on Sunday evening at a high-rise near the Hind Cinema. Several parts of the high-rise broke and fell. It is unclear if anyone is stuck in the building. 6 fire tenders have been pressed into service.
The fire tendors faced problems in reaching the spot as the area is congested. The officials tried dousing the flames by giving water from the roof of the adjacent building. But the extend of the fire is such that it is becoming very difficult to douse it.
Chaos have already spread in the area which is famous for business. Soon after hearing the news, the businessmen ran to the spot. The locals came out of their houses in panic.
As per the locals, a guest house is there in the high rise’s fourth floor. Questions are being raised over the presence of fire extinguishers. The officials are trying to reach the source of the fire through a hydraulic ladder.
Fire minister Sujit Bose is on his way. The employees of the disaster management department are also in the spot.