At least nine people have been killed after a fire broke out in a leather factory in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, police said.
Calcutta is the hub of tanneries in eastern India
Eighteen people were also seriously injured when the blaze swept through the factory, which was located in a four-storey building.
Police were investigating whether the leather factory, in a residential area, was legal.
Calcutta is the hub of the leather industry in eastern India.
Firefighters fought the blaze for hours and rescued a number of people who were living in the building, reports say.
Police official SB Gupta told reporters many people had suffered serious burns.