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CID probe ordered into Murshidabad hospital fire incident

Updated: Aug 27, 2016 19:07 IST

Kolkata, [India], Aug. 27 (ANI): After two nursing staff and one infant died in the fire in Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, the West Bengal Government on Saturday ordered a CID probe in the matter.

State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier today ordered the formation of a committee to probe the fire tragedy.

She also announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs. two lakh for next of kin of those who lost their lives in the incident.

Mamata also asked the police, fire department and health department to submit detailed reports in the matter.

The fire, which broke out in the second floor of the hospital, claimed three lives and injured 50 children .

The fire occurred due to a short circuit in one of the rooms of the hospital. (ANI)