A massive fire broke out in Bagri Market of Kolkata, one fire fighter injured

Fire broke out at building in Bagri Market at Canning Street in Kolkata of West Bengal at 2.45 am on Sunday, September 16. Around 35 fire tenders, water tankers and ambulances were present on the spot to douse off fire. The disaster management group of Kolkata Police and civil defense unit were also rushed on spot. Reason behind fire was unknown. One person was injured in this mishap. More than 400 shops of wholesale market were gutted in the blaze. Huge traffic disruption caused in the vicinity due to this mishap. After two days, fire brought under control.

A huge fire had broken out in Bagri Market, a six-storey building at Kolkata’s trading hub of Burabazar in the afternoon. Flames and black smoke was disrupted in the area. Around 35 fire tenders and 250 firemen were deployed in the area. One fire fighter was injured during this operation. The fire started at ground floor and spread quickly due to huge stock of inflammable articles like perfumes, toiletries, cosmetics, deodorants, chemicals and plastic packaging materials. Water supply was also disrupted till 4 am on Monday, Sept 17. At least 1,000 business establishments inside the building faced huge losses to traders ahead of Durga Puja.

After this mishap, Rabindra Sarani in between M.G. Road & Podder Court and Canning Street in between Brabourne Road & Rabindra Sarani was closed to traffic. Traffic police and officials were reached on spot. They had closed the entire area for vehicular movement. According to officials, after this mishap, no transactions had taken place through their bank accounts and phones were not reachable when the incident happened.

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real time alerts on this incident and closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center covers Structure Fire, Industrial Fire, Explosion, High Rise Fire, Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process, working in collaboration with NC4 providing pan India coverage.

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