1 die, 3 injured as fire breaks out in highrise

, 11:43 PM IST

Kolkata: One person died and three other members of the same family were seriously injured following a fire in a flat of a highrise at Lake Town, in the northern fringes of the city, early on Saturday, fire officials said.

40-year old Goutam Dhara died in the fire while three of his family members were admitted to a private hospital on E M Bypass as they complained of serious breathing trouble, DCDD, Bidhannagar, Santosh Pandey said.

Fire brigade sources said 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot shortly after the flames were noticed at around 2.25am in a fourth floor flat of the G+7 building at 166, Jessore Road, Lake Town area.

There were five persons in the flat at that time and four were safely evacuated with help of ladder.