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

kolkata Updated: Sep 09, 2016 15:55 IST
Mou Chakraborty
Mou Chakraborty
Hindustan Times
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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.