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Massive fire breaks out in east Indian trade hub

1:51pm IST - 00:51

A major fire breaks out in a building in Burrabazar - a bulk trading centre for everything from safety pins and shoes to grain and electronic gadgets - in India's eastern Kolkata city.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A major fire broke out in a building in Burrabazar - a bulk trading centre for everything from safety pins and shoes to grain and electronic gadgets - in India's eastern Kolkata city on Monday (February 27) night. At least 30 fire tenders were rushed to the scene to fight the blaze in a multi-storey building. The fire spread rapidly due to highly inflammable substances in the building which housed several warehouses. Narrow lanes of Burrabazar made it difficult for firefighters to reach the spot. Firemen climbed onto adjacent buildings, which had been evacuated, to get the water hoses close. The blaze was put out after nine hours. The exact cause of the blaze is unclear, but local media reports said a short circuit in the building might have started it.

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Massive fire breaks out in east Indian trade hub

1:51pm IST - 00:51