Two people, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed when a fire broke out in a five-storey residential building in Kolkata’s Ganesh Chandra Avenue on Friday night. West Bengal Fire Service Minister Sujit Bose said that all the people have been evacuated from the building. According to officials, a 12-year-old child and an elderly woman have died in the incident.
In this regard, a senior police officer said that the boy jumped out of the third floor of the building out of fear. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed after a few minutes. The body of a woman is found in the bathroom of the building. Two people living in the building were also injured. He has been admitted to the hospital.
A fire service official said a fire broke out on the first floor of the building in the northern part of the city, which also spread towards the upper floor. Bose said that all the people have been saved. The fire is under control. Now cooling is being done.