Kolkata continues to play with fire


Tweet Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) While the city gets ravaged by recurring fire tragedies with successive governments hiding inadequacies behind committees and probes, experts feel flouting of safety norms has turned Kolkata into a tinder box. The fact that the city was struck by three major fires in as many years leading to the death of nearly 200 people and adding to it the countless numbers of minor fires, the blatant neglect of fire safety norms and the government’s apathy towards them come to the fore. “Kolkata continues to be an unplanned city. Buildings are mushrooming everywhere with least…

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