Mystery van causes furore at Kolkata hospital

Kolkata, Dec 10: Fresh trouble broke out at the AMRI Hospital here after a van tried to slip out with some mysterious goods, which the locals claimed were dead bodies.

The white van was cordoned off by locals around 6.15 p.m. when it tried to slip out of the hospital compound.

Furious locals claimed that many more people have died than the official toll of 90 and authorities were trying to shift those bodies.

‘I saw the van coming out. I along with my friends stopped the van in order to know what was inside the van,’ said Babu Ghosh, who was present at the spot.

In the worst fire tragedy in any hospital in India, 90 patients and staffers were killed in the well-known AMRI Hospital of Kolkata when a blaze engulfed its annexe building early Friday, trapping dozens of helpless patients while doctors and others fled to safety.

IANS