Kolkata: One person was killed and some 10 shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in Kolkata Bagmari road on Tuesday morning. The blaze was discovered at 3.12 am in the shops on east Kolkata’s Bagmari Road.
seven fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flame. The fire was brought under control after about five hours, the fire department official said. police reached to the spot.
A partly burnt man was discovered at the spot. The man appeared to be unconscious. He was rushed to the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital and he succumbed to the burns. From initial investigation, it turns out he was a local and owner of one of the shops, the official said.