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Seven feared dead in fire near Calcutta University, rescue operations on


Priyanka Gupta, CNN-IBN
Feb 27, 2013 at 09:55am IST

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Kolkata: Seven people are feared died in a massive fire that broke out near the Calcutta University campus in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Rescue workers are evacuating people trapped in the blaze that broke out at 3:50 am. The fire broke out in Surya Sen market in Sealdah and 20 fire engines were rushed to the spot.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. Four people have so far been evacuated by the fire department officials. More people are feared trapped inside the market.

The injured were rushed to state-run NRS and Medical College hospitals, they said. The extent of the damage is under investigation, police said, adding that a search is on to find

out if anyone is trapped inside the complex.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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