At least one Bangladeshi killed in Kolkata hospital fire.

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The AMRI hospital of Kolkata did not follow any fire safety rule. At least 89 people died today due to suffocation when a fire broke out in the hospital. Most of the dead are patients. One of the deceased is a Bangladeshi. Gouranga Mondol, (65) from Munsiganj was admitted in the hospital for treatment.

Paschimbanga (West Bengal), government already cancelled the license of the hospital. The chief minister of West Bengal directed the police department to file a case against the hospital authority under non-bail able sections.

This 190 bed hospital had 160 patients at the time of the accident, and the fire fighters rescued 80-85 percent trapped people in the hospital. There is allegation that the doctors and hospital staffs did not act properly; they were only busy to save their own lives.

Many Bangladeshi patients regularly visit India for medical treatment because patients think medical service and doctor’s skill is not satisfactory here in Bangladesh.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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