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WB-FIRE-LD MAMATA - Mamata visits gutted Kolkata slum, promises to rebuild shanties (Eds: Updating with fresh inputs)

Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.

Kolkata, Jan 14 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited a gutted slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area and assured the dwellers that their shanties will be rebuilt by her government.
The forensic unit of Kolkata Police collected samples from the Hazari Bustee which was reduced to ashes in a blaze on Wednesday evening, rendering around 700 people homeless.
The chief minister sought a quick report from officials concerned on the cause of the fire, a senior government o ...