Hyderabad, September 13
Eight people, including a woman staying in a hotel were killed in a midnight fire that originated from an electric bike showroom located below, in Secunderabad area here.
Seven others were injured and they were rushed to various hospitals, police said on Monday. Most of the victims were asphyxiated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Minister K T Ramarao condoled the loss of lives and announced ex-gratia on behalf of the Centre and the state government, respectively.
The fire and smoke from the showroom engulfed Hotel Ruby Pride situated above the showroom killing the victims.