Hyderabad: Electric bike showroom gutted at Secunderabad, 7 dead

Hyderabad: A major fire broke out in a building in the Monda Market area of Secunderabad on Monday night. Police sources confirmed that seven persons including two women had died in the fire. However, others who were injured have been shifted to Gandhi and Yashoda hospitals nearby for treatment.

The victims died as the building has only one entry and entry point. Few of them tried to escape by holding on to pipes on the building, while others reportedly jumped from the building to save their lives. Fire department officials used ladders to rescue some of them.

The fire broke out at Ruby Electrical Scooter Showroom located near the Passport office at Secunderabad. According to sources, on the upper floor there is a lodge where several people are feared to have been trapped. Due to the intense fire, those who were trapped were believed to have suffocated.

Immediately after the incident, Telangana cinematography and animal husbandry minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav arrived at the spot. He said that the incident was unfortunate and that some of the victims had reportedly tried to jump out of the burning building. The cause of the fire is still not known.

Fire tenders rushed to the spot and rescue efforts are going on. Using ladders, firemen rescued people trapped in the upper floors. Police reached the spot and evacuated people from nearby buildings.