A fire broke out early morning on Wednesday at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital in Central Kolkata, it is also known as Calcutta Medical College.
A source from the hospital confirmed that the fire blazed out from the pharmacy unit, and ten fire tenders had rushed to the incident to keep it under control.
The pharmacy department is believed to be situate just opposite the emergency ward of the hospitals.
Around 200 patients were evacuated following the incidents, and no reports of burn injuries and death has come in till this report was filed.
Visuals from outside of the hospital showed an oversized range of individuals gathered before the building and smoke within the air.
The fire brigade department was alerted once smoke was noticed from the building that was supposed to have broken out at around 8am on Wednesday.
An official from fire brigade said, “The incident took place on the ground floor of the medical college at around 7.58am the explanation behind the blaze is however, to be deciphered.”
Though no flames were seen, black smoke billowed from the building, an eye witnessed observed. Apart from the fire-fighters, Kolkata police, West Bengal’s disaster management authority officers had reached the place to arrest the flame.