Fire at SSKM hospital in Kolkata

Kolkata: A fire broke out at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Monday morning creating panic among patients and family members at the main referral hospital of the state.

There is no report of casualty or injury as of now, fire department said. The fire had been reported shortly after 11 am and eight engines had already been pressed into service, the fire department sources said.

Thick black smoke can be seen billowing from the fifth floor of the historic Ronald Ross building, housing several departments of the hospital, police said.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Fire officials said several people have been evacuated safely. The AJC Bose flyover and approach roads to SSKM have been restricted.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reached the spot.

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