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Kolkata fire toll rises to 20, case filed against 4 people

March 01, 2013 18:20 IST

The toll in the Wednesday's Sealdah market complex fire in Kolkata rose to 20 with one of the victim succumbing to his injuries on Friday even as police registered a case against four persons.

"One person has died in the hospital. He was admitted with 80 per cent burns," Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh said.

Meanwhile, forensic experts visited the site and collected samples for investigation.

According to Ghosh, a case has been registered against four persons with regard to the fire incident. "A case has been filed against four persons, but no arrests has been made so far," he said.

The massive fire which engulfed a market housing a godown-cum-office complex in central Kolkata's Sealdah area early on February 27 had left 19 people dead and 10 others injured.

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