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Fire Erupts in Kolkata Airport's Security Check-in Area; Efforts Underway to Contain Blaze

Kolkata Airport (file picture)
Kolkata Airport (file picture)


Kolkata (June 15,2023) : A fire broke out in the security check-in area of Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, triggering panic among passengers and staff. The swift response from authorities led to the immediate deployment of two fire tenders, which are currently engaged in efforts to douse the flames and prevent further damage. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, and investigations are underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident. The priority, at this point, is to ensure the safety and evacuation of individuals present in the affected area, while simultaneously working towards bringing the situation under control.

The prompt action by the airport's fire department, along with the assistance of local authorities, has helped in containing the blaze and preventing its spread to other parts of the airport. Additionally, airport officials are coordinating with relevant agencies to manage the situation efficiently and provide necessary support to affected passengers. The incident has resulted in disruptions to airport operations, with delays and cancellations being reported. Passengers are advised to stay updated with announcements from airport authorities and make alternative arrangements as necessary.

As investigations continue, it is imperative for authorities to conduct a thorough assessment of safety measures and fire prevention protocols within the airport premises. Adequate training, regular drills, and effective fire suppression systems are crucial in ensuring the security and well-being of passengers and staff. The incident at Kolkata's airport serves as a reminder of the importance of stringent safety measures and constant vigilance to prevent such incidents. The focus now shifts to restoring normalcy and taking necessary steps to enhance fire safety protocols to avoid any future mishaps.

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