(December 9th,2011) Video showing the rescue of civilians during a fire at a hospital in Kolkata,India that claimed the lives of 89 people.Info and news link below.
Flames and smoke poured through the hallways of an Indian hospital early Friday as medical staff fled for their safety and abandoned their patients to a fire that killed 89 people, Indian officials said. Police arrested six hospital officials on charges of culpable homicide; the hospital denied any violations of safety measures.
"It was horrifying that the hospital authorities did not make any effort to rescue trapped patients," said Subrata Mukherjee, West Bengal state minister for public health engineering. "Senior hospital authorities ran away after the fire broke out."
As the fire raged, rescue workers on long ladders smashed windows in the upper floors of the AMRI Hospital to pull trapped patients out before they suffocated from smoke inhalation, while sobbing relatives waited on the street below. Rescue workers took patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs to a nearby hospital. Moon Moon Chakraborty, who was in the hospital with a broken ankle,
called her husband S. Chakraborty at home to tell him a fire had broken out.
"She had died by the time I reached the hospital," her husband said. Rescuers pulled 73 bodies from the building, said Danayati Sen, a top Kolkata police official. Another 15 people succumbed to their injuries.
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Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India (load item map)
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