Six AMRI directors surrender after 89 killed in fire disaster.

AMRI hospitalKolkata: Over 70 patients in Kolkata’s eminent AMRI hospital were killed along with three staffers, according to the reports.

On early Friday, when a blaze taking place in the basement of the annexe building and toxic fumes rapidly spread to the other floors, entrapping hundreds of people.

A senior Kolkata Police officer said the six have been charged with carelessness, culpable homicide not amounting to murder and effort to responsible homicide.

Senior police officials also revealed that the hospital was issued a warning in July concerning insufficient fire safety mechanism.

Joint CP Crime, Kolkata Damayanti Sen said that “Hospital filed an affidavit in July stating that they will comply with instructions within two months. Fire services department got the information late from Lal Bazaar Police Control Room around 4:08 am.”

All the six directors had been prior in the day surrendered before the Kolkata police at Lal Bazar Police Headquarters following the tragedy, which is maybe the worst hospital disaster in the country.

According to the reports, out of the 150 people admitted in the 161-bed hospital, 90 were saved. As angry kith and kin gathered at the hospital to look for their loved ones, they vent their rage at the lack of relief and rescue efforts by the hospital authorities by damaging AMRI’s properties.


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