Kolkata: Two dead, more than 12 shanties gutted in fire after a cylinder blast

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 December 2016, 12:27 PM
Kolkata: Two dead, more than 12 shanties gutted in fire after a cylinder blast (Image: ANI)
Kolkata: Two dead, more than 12 shanties gutted in fire after a cylinder blast (Image: ANI)

After a cylinder blast in Kolkata's Patipukur, has killed two and more than 12 shanties gutted in fire that broke out in early morning hours.

Sixteen fire tenders were pressed into service to controlthe blaze near Patipukur Railway tracks near Belgachhia. Barrackpore Fire Brigade officials said the fire was now"under control".

Charred bodies of Priya Adikary, 16, and Nimai Adhikary,16, were recovered from the spot. The cause of the fire, which was first noticed at around 3am, was yet to be ascertained, the officials said. In a second incident of fire in north Kolkata, a garment manufacturing unit was badly damaged, fire brigade officials said.

Eleven fire tenders extinguished the blaze near Minervatheatre at the 3,000 sq feet plot where garments weremanufactured. Officials said there was no report of any injuryor casualty in the second incident.

(With PTI Inputs)