Prez Kovind mourns loss of lives in Kolkata fire tragedy

New Delhi, Mar 9 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the fire in Kolkata last evening.

In a tweet, the President said “Pained beyond words by the extremely tragic fire accident at a building in Kolkata. My deep sympathy and condolences for the bereaved families. I wish for speedy recovery of the injured.”

At least nine people were killed in a major fire at the 13th floor of the Eastern Railways office at Strand road in the central part of the city on Monday evening.

Railway minister Piyush Goyal has set up a high level inquiry consisting of four Principal heads of Railway departments to ascertain the cause of the fire.


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