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Six from Tripura killed in AMRI hospital fire

By The Assam Tribune
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AGARATALA, Dec 10 � Bodies of the six patients from Tripura who had suffocated to death during fire in the elite AMRI Hospital in Kolkata were flown here this evening.

Additional District Magistrate Dhirendra Reang handed over the bodies to their family members.

Relatives who thronged the airport here expressed their anger over the role of AMRI authorities in handling the fire.

�The security personnel did not allow us to go upstairs when the fire broke out at the basement of the hospital building,� said Tarak Chowdhury, brother-in-law of Sampa who was admitted in AMRI with heart ailment.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar expressed grief and shock over the sad incident.He assured the bereaved families of necessary support from the government.

Meanwhile, all patients from Mizoram admitted in AMRI Hospital in Kolkata, where a massive fire broke out yesterday killing at least 46 people, are safe, Mizoram House senior liaison officer Talo Rosanga said.

Rosanga said over phone from Kolkata that there were eight patients from Mizoram in the hospital when the fire broke out in the early hours of the day and all of them were safely evacuated.

�Three of the patients were given accomodation at the Mizoram House in nearby Old Ballygunj, while the rest were shifted to the old building of AMRI hospital,� he said.

Empanelled by the Mizoram Government for referral cases, large number of patients from Mizoram are treated in this hospital every year, official sources said. � PTI

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Six from Tripura killed in AMRI hospital fire

AGARATALA, Dec 10 � Bodies of the six patients from Tripura who had suffocated to death during fire in the elite AMRI Hospital in Kolkata were flown here this evening.

Additional District Magistrate Dhirendra Reang handed over the bodies to their family members.

Relatives who thronged the airport here expressed their anger over the role of AMRI authorities in handling the fire.

�The security personnel did not allow us to go upstairs when the fire broke out at the basement of the hospital building,� said Tarak Chowdhury, brother-in-law of Sampa who was admitted in AMRI with heart ailment.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar expressed grief and shock over the sad incident.He assured the bereaved families of necessary support from the government.

Meanwhile, all patients from Mizoram admitted in AMRI Hospital in Kolkata, where a massive fire broke out yesterday killing at least 46 people, are safe, Mizoram House senior liaison officer Talo Rosanga said.

Rosanga said over phone from Kolkata that there were eight patients from Mizoram in the hospital when the fire broke out in the early hours of the day and all of them were safely evacuated.

�Three of the patients were given accomodation at the Mizoram House in nearby Old Ballygunj, while the rest were shifted to the old building of AMRI hospital,� he said.

Empanelled by the Mizoram Government for referral cases, large number of patients from Mizoram are treated in this hospital every year, official sources said. � PTI

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