Locals distribute food tea to their rescuers

first_imgKolkata: This is a sight which one can behold only in the City of Joy. When the fire-fighters were giving their best to douse the devastating fire at Bagree Market, a group of locals came forward to support them by distributing water, food and tea.It was from almost 3 am on Sunday that the fire-fighters were battling hard to control the fire. They worked under an extremely difficult situation with heavy smoke billowing out of the windows of the building. Additional policemen were also deployed at the spot to ensure that the fire-fighters could work without facing any difficulty. Personnel of the Disaster Management Group were also there to restore normalcy at the earliest. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from the men in uniform, another set of people were found working relentlessly, distributing food and water among those who were battling the blaze. The firefighting continued for more than 19 hours and the group of people had been working since morning. In a bid to ensure that the rescuers get food, around 500 packets containing pulao were distributed. Again, in the evening, tea was distributed and another 1,000 food packets were distributed after sundown. It may be mentioned that whenever there is any such situation, a good number of people from the city come together to carry out such works. The same thing was witnessed when the Vivekananda Flyover collapsed and the rescue work continued for three to four days. Food and water were distributed so that people working at the spot could get some food as and when required. Some locals from Ekbalpore came to the site where the Majerhat bridge caved-in on September 4 and they were found distributing cakes, biscuits and water among the rescuers.last_img

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