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One injured in fire in Bengal edible oil mill

IANS  |  Malda (West Bengal) 

One person was injured in a fire that broke out in an edible mill situated by the side of National Highway (NH) 34 in West Bengal's Malda district on Saturday morning, a fire department official said.

"A fire broke out at a mustard mill situated along NH 34 in the old Malda police station area at around 11.15 a.m. Two fire tenders were pressed into service," the official said.

The injured person was taken to a local hospital.

The mill was completely gutted and the entire area was covered in black smoke. A hotel adjacent to the mill was also damaged, he added.

"It took about an hour to control the fire. Many inflammable materials were stocked in the mill. But the exact reason for the fire is not yet identified. Investigation is going on," the official said.



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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 16:08 IST