Six people have died in a fire at a godown located in an apartment complex in Bazarghat, Nampally of Hyderabad.
“The repair work of a car was going on in the godown on the ground floor. The sparks spread to the chemical barrel kept in the godown and caused the fire. Within no time, the fire engulfed other floors of the building and caused six deaths,” DCP Venkateshwar Rao, Central Zone, Hyderabad said.
“As many as three people were injured,” added the DCP.
Meanwhile, upon receiving the information, fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was brought under control, he further said.
Further details awaited.
Earlier in the day, a fire erupted at an electronics store located in Shalibanda, Hyderabad, Telangana, during the early hours of Monday.
However, there were no reported casualties. Emergency responders swiftly dispatched six fire tenders and 30 firefighting personnel to the scene, successfully extinguishing the flames.
“A fire broke out at an electronics showroom at Shalibanda. The fire spread to the second and third floors of the showroom. A total of six fire engines and 30 personnel reached the spot. After three hours of work, we controlled the fire. The incident happened around 1 am today”, Srinivas Reddy, District Fire Officer, Hyderabad said.
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On the preceding Sunday, significant fires occurred in two separate locations within the Khetrajpur area of Sambalpur city in Odisha. One fire originated in a gunny godown, while another incident took place on the third floor of a residential building.
The fire on the third floor of the building has been effectively brought under control, and the fire in the gunny godown has also been extinguished. According to the fire department, no injuries have been reported in connection with either of the fire incidents.
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In Delhi, the Fire Service received a total of 100 calls of fire-related incidents on the evening of Diwali, officials told news agency PTI.
“So far, the total number of small, medium and major fire-related incident calls is 100 from 6 pm to 10.45 pm. Our team is totally ready to provide help,” Atul Garg, chief of the Delhi Fire Service said.
(With inputs from agencies)
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Updated: 13 Nov 2023, 11:21 AM IST