Major fire at Kolkata market

The fire broke out at a multi-storey building in the market in central Kolkata around 5:30 am this morning. 20 fire engines have been used to bring the fire under control.
Major fire at Kolkata market
The market houses many shops and several plastic and paper godowns. Many workers stay here overnight.
Major fire at Kolkata market
Major fire at Kolkata market
Several people who are trapped inside the building have been rescued. Firefighters used gas-cutters to reach to them.
Major fire at Kolkata market
Heavy smoke and narrow lanes leading to the market hampered the rescue work. The only exit gate in the building was blocked due to the fire.
Major fire at Kolkata market
The exact cause of the fire is not known yet but initial report suggests it may have been caused due to a short circuit.
Major fire at Kolkata market

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