At least 7 people – including 4 Firefighters – were killed in the Line of Duty, in a fire in a multi-story hi-rise building which houses offices of Eastern and South Eastern Railways, today, Monday. It happened in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state.
Out of the dead, 4 were Firefighters and two were Police Officers, with the 7th victim yet to be identified. The fire reportedly started on the 13th floor.
NOTE: Initial reports are that the Firefighters took an elevator to the 13th floor-and became trapped-but details are still coming in. 5 of the 7 bodies were found in an elevator.
VIDEO OF THE FIRE:
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.