Major fire breaks out in Kolkata factory

Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a plastic factory in the city's Cossipore area Sunday, a minister said. No casualty or injuries have been reported yet.

"As many as 22 fire tenders have been pressed into service but because of dingy lanes leading to the factory, reaching the spot has been difficult, resulting in delay in controlling the fire. No casualty or injury has been reported so far," Fire Services Minister Javed Khan told IANS.

Khan said more fire engines are on their way to the spot, and people living nearby shanties have been evacuated.