20 feared dead in nursing home fire in India

Associated Press

KOLKATA, India (AP) — An official says 20 people are feared dead in a fire that swept through a private nursing home in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.

West Bengal state minister Sirhad Hakeem says many more patients are believed to be trapped in the building. Rescuers are trying to evacuate them.

The fire erupted in the basement of the multistory nursing home early Friday.

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