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Short Circuit
West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.21

Fire destroys textbooks worth Rs 15 lakh

School textbooks worth around Rs 15 lakh were gutted in a blaze that broke out at a circle office of the state primary education department at Islampur in North Dinajpur district on Thursday morning. ...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.12.20

Newborns escape hospital fire in Jharkhand

A major tragedy was averted as more than 20 newborns had a miraculous escape when the sick new born care unit (SNCU) at a private hospital caught fire on Thursday morning (8am) in Godda, around 330 km...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.20

Siliguri hospital fire sparks infants’ shift

A fire broke out at the Sick Neonatal Care Unit of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday early morning, triggering evacuation of 56 infants admitted there. The blaze that star...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Fire at Covid care hotel kills 10

Ten patients died on Sunday at a star hotel converted into a coronavirus treatment centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada as they tried to flee a fire suspected to have been caused by a short cir...
By PTI in Vijayawada

West Bengal  /  Published 02.06.19

9 vehicles in flames off VIP Road

Nine vehicles that were parked in a lane in Narayantala, off VIP Road near Baguiati, went up in flames early on Sunday.“A short-circuit in a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) that was parked beside a bus ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

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India  /  Published 23.12.19

9 killed in in Delhi fire

A massive fire broke out at a three-storey residential/commercial building in outer Delhi's Kirari area early on Monday, killing at least nine people, including three children. Nine fire engines ...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 24.01.20

City mourns boys’ death in inferno

Hundreds gathered at Wireless here to offer condolences to the family members of the two minor boys who died in an inferno that broke out in their house on Thursday. Most had moist eyes, shaken by the...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

National Medical College hostel fire: police suspect short circuit

An early morning fire in a room of the main hostel of the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital where junior doctors live triggered allegations of outsiders hurling bombs.An intern, Souvik Me...
By Our Special Correspondent in Park Circus

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Multiplex screens up in flames

Two screens of London Paris multiplex in the Mukti World building in Ballygunge were gutted early on Monday. There were no casualties or injuries as there was no one in the building, police said.The f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.19

Fire in Sector V office

Close to thousand employees had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on the third floor of Globsyn Crystals building in EP block of Sector V, Salt Lake, on Thursday afternoon.The fire was first spot...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


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