Hyderabad: A terrible fire accident took place in Secunderabad on Monday night. Dense chemical smoke spread and 8 tourists who took rooms in the lodge died due to suffocation.5 of them died on the spot while 3 others passed away while receiving treatment in the hospital. Among the dead are 7 men and 1 woman. It is known that their age is between 35 to 40 years.. 10 more people are seriously injured and are being treated in the hospital. The details of this incident which took place in Monda Market police station are as follows..
Ruby Electrical Showroom is continuing near the Regional Passport Office on the road opposite Secunderabad Railway Station. The showroom has a godown of vehicles in the cellar..Ruby Lodge is running on the 4 floors above. An E-scooter (electric) battery exploded on Monday night due to short circuit or (due to E-scooter overcharge).As the fire spread to other vehicles while watching, the batteries of 10 more scooters exploded. At the same time, there are about 25 tourists in the 23 rooms of the above lodge. As everyone had turned on the ACs, they did not hear much outside noise. The only way was to go inside the Ruby Lodge, and to come out. This lodge is so narrow..
The fire spread due to the explosion of the batteries of the E-scooters, and because there was no way for the chemical to go out, it spread to the rooms of the lodge. Before those staying in the rooms could calm down, due to the chemical fumes, unconscious, fell down in the corridor and died.
Also, as the fire spread rapidly, some people jumped from the top of the lodge in disorientation.. They got serious injuries. The rest were screaming for help. Some of the local people in that area immediately responded and brought down some of them with the help of ladders. Information was given to the police and fire department…after about 45 minutes but the fire engines could not reach the area.8 fire engines reached the lodge area and controlled the fire. But by then the loss of life has happened.
- Harish of Vijayawada, Seetharaman of Chennai and Veetendra of Delhi has been identified among the deceased, while the rest are yet to be identified.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep shock: – Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed deep shock after learning about the incident. Expressing his deepest sympathy to the families of the deceased, he announced Rs.2 lakh for the deceased and Rs.50 thousand for the injured.
City Commissioner C.V.Anand, who reached the spot, is monitoring the situation. and the lodge owner, Ranjitsingh Bagga, is being detained and interrogated by the police.