`AMRI stored inflammatory articles in basement’

A preliminary report said inflammatory articles and pvc pipes were kept in the basement of the building from where the fire originated.

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011, 00:25 AM IST

Kolkata: A preliminary report on the fire
at AMRI hospital submitted on Tuesday said inflammatory articles
and pvc pipes were kept in the basement of the building from
where the fire originated asphyxiating 93 people to death.

"Director General of Fire D P Tarania submitted a
preliminary report. It said that inflammatory articles and pvc
pipes were kept at the basement due to which the fire spread
quickly," state Minister of Fire Services and Disaster
Management Javed Khan told reporters here.
The report also mentioned that the deaths were caused
due to suffocation caused by smoke and none was burnt, he
said.
Disaster Management department secretary Indivar
Pandey has deposited Rs 2.7 crore to the police for paying
compensation to the families of the victims killed in the
tragedy on December 9, he added.

PTI