Medical College fire at Calcutta
Nearly 250 patients were moved to safety from the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in central calcutta this morning after a fire broke out in one of the buildings. Ten fire engines are at the spot to control the smoke. There are no reports of any casualties.
The fire started the pharmacy of the hospital. The fire department was alerted after smoke was spotted from the building that houses the pharmacy at around 8 am.
Calcutta Medical College, on College Street, has several buildings in the complex. There was chaos and panic after the fire broke out. Many patients had to be taken out of the building in stretchers and even bed sheets with their saline drips. Some of the patients were seen lying on the floor.