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Child among five killed in fire at two hotels in Lucknow

Child among five killed in fire at two hotels in Lucknow: On Tuesday morning, Five people, including a toddler, were killed and 6 others were injured post a fire broke out in 2 hotels in the crowded Naka area of the capital city, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh officials said so.

At least 38 guests were rescued by the firefighters from the hotels because the hotel has been completely damaged in the fire.

The senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar of the Lucknow’s said the fire broke out in SSJ International and Virat International inside a narrow lane of Dhoodmandi near Mushafirkhana in Naka area.

Kumar said the fire begin from the basement of SJS International at around 5am, it appears that because of the short circuit and flames soon engulfed the adjoining Virat International. He said flames engulfed the hotels before the rescue operation can be begun.

The senior official said over a dozen guests were sent to the civil hospital where five people, including one-year-old Mahek who was resident of the hotel with her family in one of the two hotels, were declared brought dead. He added the people reportedly suffocated to death post being trapped inside the hotel buildings.

Kumar said the preliminary probe said that the firefighting equipment was installed in the hotels but the staff was not trained to use them so they were unable to deal with the flame. He said the hotel owners, as well as the employees, fled from the scene after the incident.

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister Chief Minster, expressed his condolence to the families who lost their relatives in this deadly mishap. He asked officials to make sure to help to those injured in the mishap.

Rita Bahuguna, the State minister Joshi visited the civil hospital where the injured were undergoing for their treatment.

Deadly blazes are common in India, where corrupt builders and officials often forget and neglect the safety measures and standards.

Fourteen people were killed post a fire broke out in a rooftop restaurant and engulfed a four-storey building in Mumbai’s thriving Kamala Mills complex in December last year on 2017.