One Student Injured While Escaping Fire at Presidency University

Four fire tenders were pressed into service with students, teachers being evacuated from the century-old building.

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Presidency College, Kolkata  (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page">Wikimedia Commons</a>/Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)
  • One student was injured while trying to escape a fire which broke out inside the server room of Presidency University library in the city on Friday, police said.
  • Thick black smoke engulfed the entire College Street campus of the University after fire broke out at around 1:30 pm inside the server room of the library, probably due to an electrical botch-up in the air conditioning machine, a senior police officer said.
  • A student suffered minor injuries when he, along with others, fell down while trying to flee fearing the blaze was a massive fire, the officer said.
  • Five fire tenders were pressed into service and students as well as teachers were evacuated from the century-old building, he said.
  • In October 2010 a major fire had broken out at the Baker building of the university that houses the chemistry department where chemicals and gas cylinders were stored.

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