Panic engulfs people as dense smoke billows out of the highest multi-storeyed building in Kolkata
Black smoke started emerging from the highest multi-storeyed building of Kolkata. Police rushed the spot immediately. Later, authorities found that the smoke was a result of workers carrying out operations on the upper floor of the building.
Kolkata: Within 24 hours of the massive fire outbreak in Park Street, a similar incident was reported from the highest multi-storeyed building of Kolkata. Black smoke was seen from the 72-storeyed building at 42 Chowrangi Road in Dharmatala, causing huge panic.
On the second day of the weekly lockdown, the highest multi-storeyed building in Kolkata was thought to have encountered a massive fire outbreak. Horses passing by the area were scared upon seeing proceedings. Kolkata Police rushed to the spot immediately, while people inside the building panicked.
A short while later they became aware that workers were carrying out operations on the upper floor of the multi-storeyed building, resulting in smoke coming out. The security in charge was not present at the building when the incident was reported. According to sources, the black dense smoke was caused due to cooking.
A massive fire outbreak occurred during the morning on August 20, the first day of the weekly lockdown, at Park Street. A fire broke out in the Paramount Tea Company's corporate office on the fourth floor of the Park Mansion building. Three engines of the fire brigade arrived at the spot after receiving the news. Others inside the building rushed out to see the fire. However, the fire was brought under control after a two-hour effort by firefighters.
Given Thursday’s incident, the city dwellers were easily panicked when they saw smoke from the multi-storeyed building on Friday.
Similar kinds of fire outbreak were seen in Kasba, Keshtpur, Kakurgachhi, Anandapur, Park Circus, and Rajabazar. The administration has become very cautious after such incidents. Therefore, Fire Minister Sujit Basu has recently inaugurated a fire robot.