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Charbagh hotel fire accident: FIR registered against owners, workers of MSJ International, Virat Hotels

UP CM Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the fire.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Lucknow [ Updated: June 20, 2018 9:23 IST ]
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Charbagh hotel fire accident

In Charbagh hotel fire accident, an FIR has been registered against the owners and workers of MSJ International and Virat Hotels, on Wednesday. A case has been registered under section IPC 285, 337, 338 and 304. 

A major fire broke out at two hotels in the busy area of the city on Tuesday. Six people died in the incident, while five were injured.

The fire broke out at one hotel at around 6 am and spread to the adjacent hotel.

55 people, including the hotel staff, were rescued. More than 50 people were occupying rooms in these two hotels when the incident occurred. 

"Five people have died, while four others have been hospitalised with severe burns. As many as 55 people, including staff of both the hotels, were evacuated," Superintendent of Police (Lucknow West) Vikas Chand Tripathi told PTI. 

"Around 15 fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze," he said. 

About the cause of the fire, Tripathi said, "It seems there was a short circuit." 

Senior minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who visited the site, said, "I have come to know that the mishap took place reportedly due to short circuit. We will inquire into the exact cause and come out with a report in a week." 

UP CM Yogi Adityanath expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the fire. 

The state government has decided to give an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family members of each of the deceased. Those injured will get Rs 50,000 .

(WATCH VIDEO) Lucknow: Major fire breaks out in Charbagh’s SSJ International hotel

 

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