Blaze brings chaos to packed India market - in pictures

The flames tore through a shoe factory in Kolkata's congested Bagri area before rapidly spreading to adjoining areas

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Locals and shop owners in a busy Indian commercial district fled as a fierce inferno tore through the area.

Firefighters were called to Kolkata's packed Bagri market to tackle the flames.

The blaze started on the ground floor of a footwear factory and spread rapidly due to a quantity of combustible material held on the premises.


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