Smoke from AMRI Hospital triggers panic
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) There were tense scenes at the city's AMRI Hospital, where 94 people were killed in a blaze earlier this month, when smoke was seen billowing out of the building Thursday morning. However, it turned out to be gas from some machines.
'Actually, gas was coming out of some machines in the hospital. But the fire brigade brought the situation under control within few minutes. There is nothing to worry,' Deputy Commissioner of Police (south eastern division) Basab Dasgupta said.
In the worst fire tragedy in any hospital in India, 94 patients and staffers were killed in the AMRI Hospital when a blaze started in the basement of the annexe building Dec 9 and quickly spread, trapping hundreds of people.
The building has been sealed after the accident.