Hyderabad: Eight people were killed and several others injured after a fire broke out at an electric scooter showroom in Telangana’s Secunderabad early this morning.
Officials said the fire broke out at the Ruby electric scooter showroom on the ground floor of the building, and soon spread to a lodge located on the first and second floor, killing eight people.
Around 25 people were present at the lodge when the fire broke out.
The Fire Department rescued several lodge residents using crane ladders, while a few locals also joined in and helped in the rescue operations, officials said.
Videos show some people jumping from the first and second floor to escape the fire.
Telangana Home Minister Mohammad Mehmood Ali said the injured have been admitted to hospital and a probe has been initiated to ascertain the cause of the fire.
“Fire brigade teams tried their best to rescue people from the lodge but due to heavy smoke, some people died. We are probing how the incident happened,” he said.