Kolkata: A massive fire on the wee hours of Monday gutted at least 20 shanties in a slum in Kolkata, West Bengal. The incident took place in Tangra’s Pilkhana area.
Fire brigade rushed 20 fire engines to the spot and the firefighters were able to douse he flames after battling for two hours. Although no one is injured, many shanties have been reduced to ashes.
An investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire has been launched and it is still not clear what caused the flames. However, the locals alleging subversion has claimed that the incident is planned to clear the settlement.