Three killed in fire at gas cylinder godown in south Kolkata

Three people were killed in a fire that broke out on Thursday at a south Kolkata godown, where LPG gas cylinders, oil and other inflammable materials were allegedly stored, police and fire authorities said.

FP Staff October 06, 2016 18:33:41 IST
Three killed in fire at gas cylinder godown in south Kolkata

Kolkata: Three people were killed in a fire that broke out on Thursday at a south Kolkata godown, where LPG gas cylinders, oil and other inflammable materials were allegedly stored, police and fire authorities said.

The godown on Christopher road in South Kolkata went ablaze around 1 pm.

Three killed in fire at gas cylinder godown in south Kolkata

The godown in Kolkata. Courtesy: Twitter/@ANI_news

"Three persons died in the fire," an official at the fire control headquarters said.

Fire department officials and Topsia police station personnel worked in tandem to control the fire.

Seven fire tenders pressed into service managed to control the blaze after a two-and-a-half hours.

"The shop was completely engulfed by the flames. It could have been a lot worse. But we were able to stop the blaze from spreading. The situation is under control now," a fire official said.

Local Councillor Swarnakamal Saha, who rushed to the spot, said: "It could have been a bigger calamity as the shop is in a slum area. We will look into the issue of the hoaring of inflammable materials in the godown."

The local residents accused the police and the administration of inaction despite repeated complaints.

"The godown owner is doing this illegal business for long. We have complained many times but no one cared to look into the issue," an angry resident said.

With inputs from IANS

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According to fire officials, plastics, paper and cloth were stored in the godowns. The ground floor and the first floor of the complex, which sustained the maximum damaged, housed 200 shops.