Kolkata: A fire broke out on the 13th floor of a building on Strand Road in Kolkata, West Bengal's capital, on Monday evening. Nine people have lost their lives in this accident, including four fire brigade employees. The building also houses the Eastern Railway office, including two policemen who died in the accident. However, the fire has now been controlled.
At the same time, compensation of Rs 10 lakh has been announced by the state government for the families of the scorched people in the fire. President Ramnath Kovind has expressed grief by tweeting about the Kolkata accident. President Kovind tweeted that there is no word for the fire in a Kolkata building. My deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. The injured wish for a speedy recovery. At the same time, PM Modi has expressed grief over the accident and tweeted that I am saddened to hear the news of those who died in the fire in the Kolkata building. My condolences to the family of the deceased. PM Modi further wrote that the people injured in the accident wish to recover soon.
Saddened by the loss of lives due to the fire tragedy in Kolkata. In this hour of sadness, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover at the earliest.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 9, 2021
At the same time, BJP National President JP Nadda also expressed condolences for this incident by tweeting. He wrote that the mind is distressed due to the loss of lives due to the fire accident in Kolkata. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this hour of grief. I pray that the injured are healed as soon as possible. The BJP stands with the bereaved families and will provide all possible help.
PM @narendramodi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the tragic fire in Kolkata. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 9, 2021