Fire at warehouse in Kolkata's Bowbazar

Kolkata, Feb 27  A fire broke out at a warehouse

in a building in central Kolkata's Bowbazar area on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The warehouse, located adjacent to a computer store and an eatery on Khetra Das Lane, was used for storing computer goods, they said.

Four fire tenders brought the blaze under control, police said.

Nobody was injured in the incident, they said.

"At the moment, the cooling process is underway," an officer of the Fire Department said.

Senior Fire Department officials visited the spot amid apprehensions that the fire could spread as the area is congested.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials said.

Local MLA Nayana Bandyopadhyay of TMC also visited the area. PTI

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4 hurt in fire after cylinder explodes in Noida company

Noida (UP), Feb 9  Four people were injured on Tuesday when a fire broke out on the premises of a private company in Noida following an LPG cylinder explosion, police said.

The incident took place around 11 am in Sector 4 of the city, the police said.

Those injured have been hospitalised and the blaze controlled by the Fire Department, the police said in a statement.

Senior police and Fire officials were at the site to review the situation, it added.

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Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Chhagalpatti


Kolkata, Jan 25 (PTI)
 A fire broke out at Chhagalpatti

in Kolkata's Narkeldanga area on Monday morning, officials said.

Three fire tenders were pressed into service to fight the blaze at the city's largest goat market, they said.

The fire broke out around 9.40 am in the shades meant to keep goats at the market on the East Canal Road, they said.

Nobody was injured as the shanties in the adjoining areas were evacuates in time, officials said.

"The fire is under control at the moment. The cause is not known yet," an officer said.

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5 Charred to Death After Car Catches Fire in UP

In a spine chilling incident, five people were charred to death on Tuesday after their car caught fire on colliding with a tanker truck carrying diesel on the Yamuna Expressway near Uttar Pradesh's Agra.

As per reports, Etmadpur Deputy Superintendent of Police Archana Singh said the truck took a wrong turn while moving at a high speed, following which the car heading to Lucknow from Agra collided with it.

The occupants of the car got trapped inside it after the crash because of its central lock system, she said.

Singh said a worker of a booth on the Yamuna Expressway reported the accident to the police, and the fire brigade was called in, but by the time the fire was controlled, all five occupants of the car were badly burnt.

The officer said the truck driver fled the scene after the crash, and a search was underway to nab him.

Over 10 Houses Gutted in Assam’s Jorhat District

More than ten houses have been gutted after a massive fire broke out at Raja Maidan Road in Jorhat District in Assam.

As per reports, 35 families have been affected by the fire, however, no injuries have been reported.

Firefighting operations are still underway at the spot while ambulances are also present there, in case there are any injuries.

The authorities are yet to ascertain the cause of the fire.

After 172 Days Fire at Baghjan Gas Well Finally Doused

After 172 days of disastrous blowout, the flame atop the Baghjan Well no 5 has been successfully doused.

OIL spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika informed media persons that the blowout well has been killed with brine solution and the situation is now under control. “Fire has been doused completely. There is no pressure in the well now and the situation will be observed for the next 24 hours, especially to check if there is any amount of gas migration and pressure build-up,” Hazarika said, adding, further operation to abandon the well is in progress.

According to reports, the operation was headed by the eight-member global experts’ team along with OIL senior officials from the crisis management team (CMT).

The development came almost 12 days after the 60 tonnes of snubbing unit from Canada’s Calgary reached the blowout site on November 4.

It can be mentioned here that the well had been spewing gas since May 27 and subsequently it caught fire on June 9.

Child Dies in ICU as Fire Breaks Out at Mother & Child Care Unit at AMCH

Dibrugarh: In an unfortunate incident, a child died at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh after the hospital caught fire on Sunday night.

According to reports, the fire caused extensive damage to the ICU of the Mother and Child Care unit of AMCH.

Meanwhile, a child who was in the intensive care unit (ICU) with ventilation support, died after the disconnection of electricity due to the fire.

Sources said the fire caught at the ICU of the Mother and Child Care unit of AMCH due to short-circuit.

Following the incident, chaos erupted among the mothers’ and their babies. Many sustained injuries while they tried to run away from the ward with their new-born babies.

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West Bengal: RPF Employee Sets Wife, Son, Self on Fire, All Dead

Three members of a family were burnt to death in West Bengal's Purba Bardhaman district after a Railway Protection Force (RPF) employee allegedly set his wife, four-year-old son and himself on fire, police said.

The man's 11-year-old daughter survived as she managed to escape.

The reason behind the incident, which occurred at their house in Mistripara village under Manteshwar police station area, is not clear, police said adding that investigation is on.

The girl told the police that her father, 38-year-old Sudeb De, woke her up at around 1 am and informed her that all of the family members would die together.

She got scared and managed to flee while her father poured kerosene on himself, her mother Rekha and her brother Snehanshu and set them ablaze.

At around 3 am, she called up a relative and informed him what had happened. The relatives rushed to their home and found the burnt bodies in a room.