Around 50 shanties in New Town space close to Kolkata and Purba Bardhaman district had been gutted in two incidents of fireplace on the day of Kali puja and Diwali on Saturday, officers stated. Three individuals had been injured in the blaze at a village in Purba Bardhaman whereas no casualty was reported in the hearth that broke out at Gauranga Nagar locality in New Town.
Two fireplace tenders doused the blaze in Gauranga Nagar inside 30 minutes after it was reported at round 6.30 pm however round 30 shanties had been burnt by that point, a hearth official stated. Asked whether or not it was brought on by fireworks, he stated, “The reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained.” The Calcutta High Court had final week banned the use and sale of firecrackers in West Bengal throughout Kali Puja, Diwali, Chhath and different pujas throughout this festive season to curb air pollution amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier in the day, greater than 20 huts had been gutted when a hearth broke out at Kailashpur village underneath Kankuria gram panchayat, officers in Purba Bardhaman district stated. Two fireplace tenders had been pressed into service to douse the blaze, which originated from the kitchen of a home and unfold to different dwellings.
Three individuals suffered burn accidents as they tried to save lots of their belongings from the hearth, the officers stated. One of them was admitted to a hospital, whereas the opposite two had been discharged after first assist.