Howrah, Jun 8 (PTI) Seven people were injured in a major fire that broke out at a factory in West Bengal's Howrah district on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The blaze was first spotted at the paint manufacturing unit in Shibpur around 1:40 pm, they said.
"Workers were inside the factory at that time. While some managed to flee, a few got injured in the blaze," a police officer said.
"Some were rushed to a nearby hospital, a few have been taken to Kolkata for better treatment," he said.
Six fire tenders were engaged in dousing the blaze. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the officer said.
The adjacent buildings have been evacuated, he said.