Kolkata hotel fire: Two guests killed, 32 evacuated

Kolkata hotel fire: Two guests killed, 32 evacuated

Kolkata hotel fire: Two guests killed, 32 evacuated

According to fire officials, the fire started inside the kitchen and the smoke soon engulfed the entire hotel. Besides, ladders and sky lifts were used to rescue those inside the hotel, he said, adding that the fire was brought under control after almost three hours. One of the deceased has been identified as a hotel guest Anup Agarwal who hailed from Surat.

The pantry manager of the Golden Parkk was arrested today as it emerged that an electric deep fryer that had not been switched off after use might have exploded, triggering the fire that killed two guests at the hotel. 10 fire tenders including two skylifts were rushed to the scene.The fire was brought under control at approximately 6.30 am. "Smoke from the kitchen spread to the other parts of the hotel through the ducts of the centralised air-conditioning system". A few people reportedly jumped from the windows to escape the fire.

The death toll could have been increased if the disaster management team did not manage to evacuate 32 people from the hotel, officials said.

Initial reports suggested that seven injured persons were admitted at SSKM Hospital. "Later checking the hotel records his identity was established", he added. State Fire Minister and city Mayor Sovan Chattopadhyay and senior Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) officials visited the site of the fire mishap. As per our officers, the fire alarm did not work during the incident. "We have registered an FIR under provisions of the fire safety law", DG (Fire) Jagmohan told NDTV after inspecting the hotel premises.

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