|arya||Date: Friday, 09-December-2011, 8:59 PM | Message # 1|
Over 70 people have perished in a fire which swept through a private hospital in Calcutta.
Patients were caught as smoke and flames poured through the building. Reports say medical staff abandoned many of their patients and fled for safety.
As rescue workers scrambled to evacuate survivors police filed a case against the hospital officials for violating safety procedures. It is believed the fire started in the basement.