Hyderabad: Major fire broke out at the famous Swapnalok Complex in Secunderabad on Thursday evening.
According to DCP North Zone Deepti Chandana, six persons were dead so far out of which two males & four females and three got critically injured after they jumped from the complex to escape from the fire.
Meanwhile Nandikanti Sai Kumar, the General Secretary of Bahujana Rashtra Samithi (BRS) demanded the dismissal of Director General of Fire Services for not carryout fire safety inspections in shopping Malls, Hotels, Motels, all public Places despite previously such incident took place in Ramgopal Pet limits of Secunderabad.
The irresponsible Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development KTR should tender resignation by owning responsibility said Kandikanti Sai Kumar. He also demanded the resignation of GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi on the same account.
The firefighters swung into action and evacuated as many as possible people from the building. More than ten fire tenders were pressed into service.
The public present at the commercial complex witnessed the smoke billowing from the 7th and 8th floors. Later the fire engulfed the two floors of the building.
“As of now more than a dozen fire tenders are working in fire extinguishing work and efforts are on to control the fire, we are also assessing the situation,” said Srinivas Reddy, the District Fire Officer.
Meanwhile, GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijayalaxmi also arrived and spoke with Disaster Response Force (DRF) Chief Y Prakash Reddy.
The firefighters used high-rise cranes to rescue the public present in the building.
The traffic came to a standstill after the incident took on the busiest commercial area. The traffic police diverted the vehicular traffic in the area.
South Zone Additional DCP said that a fire break out at 7.30 pm due to a short circuit. Minister Talasani Yadav reached the location and supervised the rescue operation.