Kolkata: March 9: At least 9 people were killed in a fire accident that broke out on the 13th Floor of a 14-storied on Strand Road in Kolkata on Monday.
Seven people were killed on Monday and two more bodies were recovered from the building on Tuesday morning. Four of the victims have been identified as Fire Officials and one of the victim was Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police. The name of four fire brigade officers are — Girish Dey, Biman Purokayet, Gaurav Baij, Aniruddha Jana. The ASI has been identified as Amit Bhawal.
At least 15 fire tenders had been used to bring the situation under control.
zonal offices of Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway were there in the building.
The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had been to the spot and expressed her grief on the incident. Also, she visited SSKM Hospital where the injured and the bodies are being taken to. West Bengal Chief Minister announced Rs.10 lakh and a job for each bereaved.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief at the accident and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for each of the families of those killed.