25.9 C
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Scores of shops gutted in fire at Salt Lake


Scores of shops, mostly temporary eateries along the line of footpath, were gutted in a major fire early on Thursday, police and fire brigade sources said.

A shopkeeper received burn wounds following the bursting of a cooking gas cylinder in one of the destroyed shops and he was taken to the Bidhannagar hospital in the locality.

However, the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, the rescue officials said.

More than half-a-dozen firefighting vehicles have rushed to the scene of fire, FD Block at the Salt Lake, to combat the flames as most of the shops were covered with

tarpaulin sheets.

State fire minister Sujit Bose and many senior officials have gone to ascertain the details of the

fire and overseeing the rescue work.

An eyewitness said the fire was first noticed around 5 am.

Share post:




More like this

Illegal wood mills and generators seized in Bishalgarh Forest Department raid

BY TC News Desk Agartala, September 27, 2023: In a...

ICFAI University celebrated World Tourism Day

BY TC News Desk Agartala, September 27: Faculty of Management...

CM Manik Saha highlights state and central schemes for socio-economic upliftment of people

BY TC News Desk Agartala, September 27, 2023: Chief Minister...

Villagers blockade NH to protest poor conditions of road

BY TC News Desk Agartala, 27th September 2023:  In a...