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Major fire in Kolkata Park Street

Major fire in Kolkata Park Street

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 24, 2010 16:06 IST ]
  • fire at Stephen Court on the busy Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon
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    fire at Stephen Court on the busy Park Street in Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon

  • The building houses several famous restaurants including Flury's and Peter Kat. There are several offices also inside this building apart from some residential apartments.
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    The building houses several famous restaurants including Flury's and Peter Kat. There are several offices also inside this building apart from some residential apartments.

  • More than 150 firemen were busy trying to douse the flames in the old L shaped heritage building.
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    More than 150 firemen were busy trying to douse the flames in the old L shaped heritage building.

  • Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police Javed Shamim said the fire probably began from a lift, but the actual reason could be ascertained only by the FSL (Foreensic Science Laboratory).
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    Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police Javed Shamim said the fire probably began from a lift, but the actual reason could be ascertained only by the FSL (Foreensic Science Laboratory).

  • 18 persons have been sent in ambulances to nearby hospitals, sources said.
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    18 persons have been sent in ambulances to nearby hospitals, sources said.

  • People carry an injured person to hospital after a building caught fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo)
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    People carry an injured person to hospital after a building caught fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo)

  • Firefighters point as they try to douse fire at a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Firefighters point as they try to douse fire at a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Indian firefighters rescue a man from a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Indian firefighters rescue a man from a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Office workers shout for help as they try to escape from the window of a building on fire, in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo)
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    Office workers shout for help as they try to escape from the window of a building on fire, in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo)

  • Firefighters spray water to douse fire at a building in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Firefighters spray water to douse fire at a building in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Firefighters and volunteers shout for more water from the building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Firefighters and volunteers shout for more water from the building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • People of an adjacent building watch as police officers stand guard outside a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    People of an adjacent building watch as police officers stand guard outside a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Police officers and firefighters take a break near a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Police officers and firefighters take a break near a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • A firefighter lands from a ladder on the fire ravaged floor of a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    A firefighter lands from a ladder on the fire ravaged floor of a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Commuters move Wednesday, March 24, 2010 past a seven story building that caught fire Tuesday in Calcutta, India. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Commuters move Wednesday, March 24, 2010 past a seven story building that caught fire Tuesday in Calcutta, India. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Firefighters inspect the burnt portion of a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Firefighters inspect the burnt portion of a seven story building that caught fire on the day before in Calcutta, India, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The death toll from Tuesday's blaze was initially six, but firefighters later discovered 18 more bodies inside. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Rescue workers help trapped people escape from the building on fire, in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo)
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    Rescue workers help trapped people escape from the building on fire, in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo)

  • Onlookers watch a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    Onlookers watch a building on fire in Calcutta, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. A fire broke out in a multistory building in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring another 14, police said. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Indian firefighters gather with a crowd as they battle a large fire at a building in the Indian coastal city of Calcutta, West Bengal state, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Nearly 100 firefighters tried to douse the flames hours after the blaze started in a lift in the building. A number of people were reported injured in the fire, Indian officials said. (AP Photo)
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    Indian firefighters gather with a crowd as they battle a large fire at a building in the Indian coastal city of Calcutta, West Bengal state, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Nearly 100 firefighters tried to douse the flames hours after the blaze started in a lift in the building. A number of people were reported injured in the fire, Indian officials said. (AP Photo)

  • Indian rescue workers help a woman as she escapes from a large fire at a building in the Indian coastal city of Calcutta, West Bengal state, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Nearly 100 firefighters tried to douse the flames hours after the blaze started in a lift in the building. A number of people were reported injured in the fire, Indian officials said. (AP Photo)
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    Indian rescue workers help a woman as she escapes from a large fire at a building in the Indian coastal city of Calcutta, West Bengal state, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Nearly 100 firefighters tried to douse the flames hours after the blaze started in a lift in the building. A number of people were reported injured in the fire, Indian officials said. (AP Photo)

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