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None trapped in Bagree market, blaze to be controlled soon: CM

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

on Sunday said there was no report of anybody being trapped inside the Bagree Market, where a massive fire rages on even after 12 hours.

A concerned Banerjee, who left for business summits in and Italy, told reporters at the NSC Bose International Airport that she also had no information of any casualty in the incident.

"Nobody is trapped in the building. Also, no report of any casualty or injury has reached us. Steps are being taken. Fire will be controlled soon," she said, adding, two committees have already been formed to deal with any emergency situation and natural calamity during her overseas tour.

The committees comprise a group of ministers and senior administrative officials, she said.

"I and the will be available on the phone anytime. These two committees will look after any emergency situation," the CM said.

A massive fire erupted early Sunday at the multi-storey Bagree Market, which houses nearly 1,000 business establishments.

The fire continues to rage even after 12 hours in the market, which is around a kilometre away from the Writers' Building and the office here.

Thirty fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire at the over 60-year-old building.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:45 IST