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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 11 October: A major fire has broken out at in a chemical manufacturing unit at the industrial cluster located on Transport Depot Road at Taratala in south Kolkata.

The industrial cluster houses several units including those belonging to multi-nationals Hindustan Uniliver and Usha Martin Industries. There are multiple chemical manufacturing units located close to each other.

Police said that the fire started this morning in a unit at 1/1 Transport Depot Road just as the day’s work began. On being informed, 10 fire tenders reached the spot one by one moving through water-logged streets in the area and got into fire-fighting. By then, all workers and staff of the unit had managed to come out safely.

The raging fire is yet to be contained and fire-fighters are trying their best to ensure that the flames do not spread to other industrial units located nearby. One fireman has taken ill while trying to douse the flames; more fire-tenders are being rushed to the spot.