Tribute for victims of hospital fire

Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 14:11

Kolkata: Wreaths were placed on Saturday before
the hospital, where smoke from a blaze snuffed out 90 lives,
as the fire-ravaged portion stood a grim reminder of the
holocaust.

The wreaths were placed on a makeshift memorial, a
tribute by local people who assisted fire-fighters in rescue
operations at the annexe of the AMRI Hospital at Dhakuria
whose interiors were still emanating smoke and the smell of
burnt flesh.

"So many lives have been lost due to our callousness,"
read a inscription in Bengali on one of the wreaths.

Local people gathered at the gates this morning claiming
that more bodies could still be trapped inside.

Meanwhile, six of the seven directors of the hospital
who surrendered to the police, would be produced in court
during the day.

Earlier the civic authorities sealed the annexe building.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already cancelled the
licence of the hospital on the charge of gross negligence and
lapse.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 14:11
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