HYDERABAD, NOVEMBER 13, 2023: At least nine persons feared killed and several others sustained injuries after a major fire broke out at a residential building Bazarghat near Nampallly in Hyderabad on Monday morning.
Reports said that the fire broke out when a mechanic taking repairs of a car in the cellar of the building when a spark ignited and diesel stored in some container caught fire. Soon the fire spread and some chemical drums stored in the cellar also caught fire resulting in thick smoke and subsequent huge fire.
The deceased have been identified as Md. Azam (58), Rehana Sultana(50), Faiza Sameen (26), Thahoora fareen (35), Tooba (6), Tarooba (13), Md. Zakeer Hussain (66), Hasib-ur-rahman (32) and Nikath Sultana (55).
The fire department personnel with the help of ladders rescued people from the upper floors. The fire officials pressed in half a dozen fire tenders to the spot to extinguish the fire.
Ministers K Taraka Rama Rao and T Srinivas Yadav visited the spot and expressed shock and condolences to the bereaved family members. The state government announced an exgratia of Rs 5 lakh each to bereaved family. Union Minister G Kishan Reddy also visited the spot and inquired about the incident and expressed condolences. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao also expressed his condolences.