Secunderabad Inferno: Eight killed after fire breaks out in electric bike showroom

DCP North Zone Chandana Deepthi said the people reportedly died due to inhaling smoke and suffocation.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Sep 2022 4:37 AM GMT
Secunderabad Inferno: Eight killed after fire breaks out in electric bike showroom

Hyderabad: Eight people were killed in a major fire that broke out in an electric bike showroom at Secunderabad on late Monday evening. DCP North Zone Chandana Deepthi said the people reportedly died due to inhaling smoke and suffocation.

The building that caught fire is located at St.Marys Road, Regimental Bazar in Shivaji Nagar in Secunderabad.




The fire broke out in the building housing an electric bike showroom on the ground floor and Ruby lodge on the top floor. Within no time, fire engulfed the building resulting in a thick smoke screen. Those lodged at Ruby's guest house ran for cover, while few attempted to jump.

"The fire started in the basement of the building. We do not know the origin of the fire. All the electric bikes on the ground floor were gutted. The entire building was littered with soot. Some people tried to jump out and escape," said DCP North Zone.

Sources confirmed that around 37 Gemopai brand bikes were gutted in the fire.




She also added that seven people were hospitalized and around 25 were affected by the fire.

The reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, DCP North Zone told NewsMeter.

According to sources, the GHMC had given permission for parking the vehicles in the cellar of the 17.5 feet height building. However, the owner was running the business. The owner of the building has been identified as Ranjith Singh Bagga.



According to sources, the building did have fire safety measures but it was not completely followed.

Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali visited the spot at around 1:30 pm.

Telangana Fire Safety Director General Sanjay Kumar said that the deaths happened due to people inhaling smoke and not because of the fire or the injuries or due to jumping off from the building.

Meanwhile, electric scooter company Gemopai shared their grief on Twitter. "It is a very unfortuante incident and we are deeply saddened by the loss of lives. Our teams, from Telangana and Delhi have rushed to the incident site and are investigating the root cause of fire. We are cooperating and working with the local authorities and awaiting a report on the same," they wrote.

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