Two killed in Kolkata fire

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Two people were killed and two others injured in a fire in a Kolkata garment factory Wednesday, said West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services Minister Javed Khan.

The incident took place in Metiabruz area in south Kolkata.

"The fire broke out around 1.30 in the morning... two people died while two others with severe burn injuries were hospitalised. The fire has been extinguished," said Khan.

The four workers were sleeping in the garment factory premises when the fire started.

Fire department officers said the cause of the fire could be an electrical short-circuit.


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