10 shanties gutted in major fire opposite Ruby Hospital
| Thursday | 23rd January, 2020
Kolkata: At least 10 shanties were burnt to ashes after a major fire broke out at the 'bede bustee' opposite Ruby Hospital, late on Wednesday night.
According to sources, on Wednesday night at around 12:15 am, fire broke out at a shanty inside the bustee.
After they evacuated the place, fire started spreading to other shanties within moments.
Locals alleged that the fire tenders had arrived late and as a consequence, the shanties were burnt.
However, fire brigade and police denied the allegation and claimed that firefighting operations had started promptly.
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