双语新闻:印度加尔各答市火灾18人丧生 Kolkata Fire Kills 18

时间 : 2013-02-28 08:23来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :

印度城市加尔各答的一个非法塑料制品市场发生火灾,造成至少18人死亡。

消防官员说,大火从星期三凌晨开始,当时在建筑物里正在睡眠中的人们被困在里面。那座建筑只有一个出口,使得救援难度很大。此外,浓烟遮盖那个地区也阻碍了救援行动。

有关官员说,虽然目前还不清楚导致火灾的原因,不过火势在星期三上午得到控制。

 

A fire has ripped through an illegal plastics market in Kolkata, India,killing at least 18 people.

Fire officials say the blaze began in the early-morning hours and trapped people who were sleeping inside. The building had only one entrance, making rescue difficult. Efforts were also hampered by thick smoke blanketing the area.

Officials said the fire was under control by mid-morning, although a cause was yet to be determined.