100 shanties gutted in Kolkata,none hurt

Over a thousand people were rendered homeless after at least 100 shanties were gutted in a major fire at Kaliakapur in the eastern part of Kolkata

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published: January 23, 2012 3:08 am

Over a thousand people were rendered homeless after at least 100 shanties were gutted in a major fire at Kaliakapur in the eastern part of Kolkata on Sunday evening but there were no reports of casualties,officials said. Sixteen fire tenders were rushed to the spot on E M Bypass to put off the blaze,who finally brought it under control in about two hours,they said.

Fire brigade personnel had a tough time as the flames were spreading fast fanned by strong winds,fire brigade officials said.

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