Investigators of India arrested six AMRI hospital managers after the fire that killed around 89 people in the eastern India city of Kolkata. Javed Ahmed Khan, the West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services minister said, “They were arrested for negligence.”
A large number of bed-ridden patients were left behind by most of the staff when the fire reached them. Kolkata police informed that another 60 people were injured during the fire.
The blaze started in the hospital’s basement around 4 a.m. (GMT) Authorities are still trying to determine what caused the fire. Most of the victims died of smoke inhalation. Khan said, “This was a violation of safety norms,” afterwards the hospital’s license was revoked. (AV)