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Fire breaks out in Kolkata’s Presidency University, no casualties

A fire broke out at the Presidency University library on Friday afternoon, police said.

kolkata Updated: Sep 09, 2016 15:55 IST
Mou Chakraborty
An electrical glitch in an air conditioning machine is suspected to have caused the fire at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday.
An electrical glitch in an air conditioning machine is suspected to have caused the fire at Presidency University in Kolkata on Friday.(HT File Photo)

A fire broke out at the central library of Presidency University, home to more than 3.73 lakh books and 1.5 lakh periodicals collected over a century, in Kolkata on Friday.

Smoke billowed out from the librarian’s room at around 1:30 pm. Within minutes, it engulfed much of the campus, forcing teachers and students out of their classes.