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AMRI Hospital Kolkata, 2011

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Date- 9 December 2011

Place- Kolkata


About the AMIR hospital fire:-

AMIR hospital is a private hospital of chain at the city of Kolkata. Owne of this hospital is Emami & Shrachi group. Fire at the hospital arises at Dhakuria in South Kolkata in the early morning ON 9 DEC. 2011. The fire was due to alleged negligence, which caused flammable substances kept in the basement of the building to catch fire after a short circuit in the electrical system. 92 people were died including 16 hospital staff by fire. An eyewitnesses say about fire it was reported that at around 3:30 a.m. smoke was seen coming out of the basement of the building. Soon the fire increase to other floors of the hospital, which resulted in the suffocation of patients.

 

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On 20 December, directors were taken into police custody. Chief Minister said 56 people who helped to save the person who surfing inside hospital would be honoured at the Police ceremony. So she took part in a candle light march including people from all religions and communities. The West Bengal government started paying compensation of 3 lakhs to the victims on 2 January 2012, many of which decided to use it fighting the case against the hospital.

 

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