The injured from the fire taken away on stretchers
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Fierce hospital fire kills at least 89 in eastern India

At least 89 people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata), officials say.

Most of the victims were patients who were trapped after the flames spread through the AMRI hospital.

The fire started in the multi-storey hospital's basement, where flammable materials were stored. Firefighters took five hours to control the blaze.

Six board members of the hospital have been arrested.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 09 Dec 2011
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