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Early morning fire tears through market in eastern Indian city of Kolkata, killing at least 13

A top Indian fire official says 13 people have been killed in an early morning fire at a market in the eastern city of Kolkata.

West Bengal fire minister Javed Khan says the blaze broke out before 4 a.m. Wednesday. He says it was caused by a short circuit.

He says the fire was releasing toxic gasses that were hampering rescue efforts.