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Body found in Stephen Court, toll rises to 25


Kolkata : A body was found Friday on the fourth floor of Stephen Court, taking the toll from the fire three days ago to 25.

“The body has been sent to the S.S.K.M hospital. The body is in such a bad state that it cannot be ascertained immediately whether it is a male or female,” an officer at the police control room here told IANS.

The fire in the heart of the city’s happening Park Street broke out Tuesday afternoon and rapidly spread in the residence-office block, trapping scores.

Six people died Tuesday after jumping from the upper floors in a desperate bid to save themselves. Eighteen charred bodies were found by Wednesday morning from the sixth floor. About a dozen people are still untraced.

The building, housing the Iconic Flurys tea room, was built by an Armenian Stephen Arathoon in 1910.