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Basement meant for car parking used as inflammable goods store

The basement of the fire-ravaged AMRI Hospital in Kolkata was used for storing inflammable articles and not for car parking, a senior corporation official alleged.

kolkata Updated: Dec 09, 2011 14:53 IST
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The basement of the fire-ravaged AMRI Hospital in Kolkata was used for storing inflammable articles and not for car parking, a senior corporation official alleged.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation DG (building) Devasish Kar alleged d that the basement was use for storing combustible articles and not for car parking for which it was meant when the building was constructed in 2004-5.

"It is an administrative lapse," Kar said.

Mayor Sovan Chatterjee has called a high-level meeting with building department officials to review the fate of the hospital building.

At least 70 patients were killed when the fire swept through the hospital building on Friday morning.

First Published: Dec 09, 2011 14:52 IST