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President grieves over Kolkata hospital fire deaths

delhi Updated: Dec 09, 2011 20:40 IST

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President Pratibha Patil expressed her grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the fire at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata on Friday.


In her message to the governor of West Bengal, Patil said she is saddened to know about the massive fire at AMRI Hospital in which more than 80 people, mostly patients, were killed.


A blaze started in the basement of the annexe building early Friday and toxic fumes quickly spread to the other floors, trapping hundreds of people.

The president also conveyed her condolences to the families of the deceased and wished speedy recovery to the injured.