Mamata Banerjee orders probe in Murshidabad fire tragedy

Kolkata,[India] Aug. 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to probe the fire tragedy at the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital.

She also announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. two lakh for next of kin of those who lost their lives in the incident. Mamata also asked the police, fire department and health department to submit detailed reports in the matter.

The fire, which broke out in the second floor of the hospital, claimed three lives and injured 50 children .

The deceased included two nursing staff of the hospital and one infant. The fire occurred due to a short circuit in one of the rooms of the hospital..

Source: ANI