Two individuals, together with a 12-year-old boy, have been killed in a hearth that broke out in a five-storeyed residential constructing at Ganesh Chandra Avenue right here on Friday evening, officers stated. All the opposite residents of the constructing have been rescued and the fireplace is, at current, beneath management, State Hearth Companies Minister Sujit Bose stated.
The 12-year-old boy and an outdated woman died within the incident, in line with officers.
“The boy had jumped off the third flooring of the constructing out of panic. He was shifted to a hospital the place he died a couple of minutes again. The physique of the outdated girl was recovered from a rest room of the constructing. Two different residents have additionally suffered accidents. They’ve been admitted to a hospital,” a senior police official stated.
The fireplace broke out within the first flooring of the constructing and unfold to the higher flooring, a Hearth Brigade official stated.
“All of the residents have been rescued. The fireplace can also be beneath management. Presently cooling off is being achieved,” Bose instructed reporters.
At the very least 25 fireplace tenders and a hydraulic ladder have been deployed to rescue these trapped contained in the constructing and to douse the blaze, the officers stated.
The incident happened within the northern a part of the town.
(With PTI inputs)