Two killed, ten injured in fire at Lucknow hotel

A fireman also sustains injuries; Chief Minister meets injured at hospital and orders an inquiry
Two killed, ten injured in fire at Lucknow hotel

Lucknow (UP): A fire broke out at a four-floor hotel in Hazratganj area of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, on Monday, burning four persons including two women to death and severely injuring ten persons, police said. The fire brigade and police officials were inspecting the premises of Levana Suites on Madan Mohan Malviya Marg in Hazratganj to check where anyone had been trapped there.

Of the ten injured taken to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civil Hospital two were declared dead, and seven were under treatment. One was discharged from the hospital after preliminary treatment, hospital sources said. Two persons found in a serious condition during a room to room search of the hotel were rushed to the hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the injured in the hospital and enquired after their health, besides he ordered a probe into the incident. The fire broke out at 7am. It created panic in the area and soon engulfed the hotel from which a column of black smoke was emanating like a serpent, said residents of the area.

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Many people came out of their houses and tried to rush to the spot to evacuate those trapped in the hotel. The police and fire officials also plunged into action. Fire brigade team had to break the window glasses to drown the flames. According to the hotel owner, there 30 rooms in the hotel and 18 were occupied when the incident occurred. He said that the fire was caused by a short circuit, but the exact cause could not be immediately learnt. A fireman Chandresh Yadav who was rescuing people sustained burns.