Celebs react to Kolkata hospital fire


By Hindustan Times

Over 70 people lost their lives and many are still stuck inside as a massive fire broke out in AMRI hosiptal, Kolkata on Friday. Celebs express their grief for the victims on Twitter.

Bipasha Basu: Sad news! Watching reports on the major fire tht broke at Amri hospital in kolkata!Prayers fr all the ppl who r still stuck inside.

RITEISH DESHMUKH: Shocked to see the visuals of FIRE at AMRI hospital in KOKATA- Prayers for the well-being all trapped inside.

Rahul Bose: horrified about AMRI fire in calcutta. genuinely caring about human lives requires enormous energy & compassion. do we as a country have it?

Abhishek Bachchan: “@sourabhgoho: @juniorbachchan Helpline for #AMRI: 9831225067,9932215296,9831225067 .. PLEASE UPDATE THIS ON YOUR WALL. thank you..

Celina Jaitly: Devastated by the news of the hospital fire in my city kolkata.. we have serious delusional issues of handling 'any' situation..

Taslima Nasreen: Hospital fire in Kolkata.73 dead. FIR against owners! The rich tycoons Goenka & Todi will have fun & high tea at the police station.

Khushbu Sundar: AMRI hospital,Kolkata,fire accident is very shocking n saddening..heart goes out to the families n loves ones who have lost someone.

Harsha Bhogle: terrible. 73 killed in a fire in a hospital in kolkata! patients trapped. what is this a punishment for?

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in a series of tweets has reacted on the tragedy:

"Over 40 patients suffocate 2 death in Kolkata hospital. No fire safety in place. Y? R v becoming a nation immune 2 loss of life?"

"Indian cities r dangerously overflowing w/out infrastructural support as primary motive is to make quick bucks frm growing pop."

"Over half patients now confirmed suffocated 2 death in Kolkuta hospital fire with prev history of fire n still no smoke alarm."

"AMRI hired Ernst n Young n Kotak Mahindra 2 make Rs 5 billion bid for Sterling Hospitals bt cld nt install fire alarms. Shame"

"Website of AMRI hospital, promoted by Eamami Group potrays itself 1 of best equipped hospitals in India, Shame amrihospital.com"

"THE WEEK/Hansa 2011 ranked AMRI Hospital as d best in Kolkata for emergency care. On what basis?"

"Suddenly list of Board of Directors of AMRI Hospitals hve bn taken off all websites. Directors r criminally liable under Indian law"

"Indian corporate sector looking for valuations n personal wealth in Medicare ignoring realities on ground #AMRI"

"List of Board of Directors of #AMRI Hospitals tht need 2 cum out publicly n take responsibility for wht happened."

"Owners of #AMTI missing reported by HT? How? AMRI is owned by Emami 1 of Indias biggest cosmetics brand"