Quick Edit | Callous disregard

Quick Edit | Callous disregard

The loss of life in the fire at the Kolkata hospital is a tragedy that’s difficult to comprehend. According to the information available, most of the people died because toxic fumes travelled through air conditioning ducts up from the basement. About 90 people were killed, most of them inpatients; the final toll is not yet known. While the immediate reasons for this fire are unknown, the incident is yet another warning—and we’ve had so many in India over the years: Get serious about safety.

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