Bazarghat Fire Tragedy: Spark From Car Repair Causes Massive Fire, Claims 9 Lives

The tragic toll of a devastating fire that recently engulfed a residential building in Bazarghat, Nampally, Hyderabad, has risen to nine fatalities.

The incident occurred in a godown nestled within the apartment complex, which also served as a location for car repair work.

DCP Venkateshwar Rao, Central Zone, Hyderabad, explained that the ignition of sparks during the car repair operation inadvertently reached a barrel of chemicals in the godown, ultimately triggering the fatal blaze. The fire rapidly consumed the building’s other floors, resulting in the tragic loss of six lives.

Emergency Response & Injuries

In addition to the fatalities, at least three individuals sustained injuries in the fire. Upon receiving word of the incident, emergency services promptly dispatched fire tenders to the location. Thanks to their swift and professional efforts, they managed to suppress the blaze before it could inflict any further damage or loss of life.

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy made a personal visit to the site of the incident, expressing his concern over the frequency of such incidents. Additionally, the Union Minister criticized the Telangana government for its perceived inaction in preventing such tragedies.

 

 

He also revealed his previous appeals to have warehouses relocated from city centers to reduce the risk of such incidents. Reddy pledged to engage with the Prime Minister to secure financial assistance for the bereaved families affected by the devastating event.

Other Fire Incidents

Regrettably, the apartment complex fire was not the only such incident in recent times. Earlier the same day, a fire broke out in an electronics store located in Shalibanda, Hyderabad. Although the fire spread to the second and third floors of the building, no casualties were reported. A team of six fire engines and 30 personnel managed to control the fire after three hours of rigorous work.

On the previous Sunday, Sambalpur city in Odisha experienced two significant fire incidents in the Khetrajpur area. One blaze occurred in a gunny godown, while the other affected the third floor of a residential building. Thankfully, both fires were successfully extinguished, with no reported injuries tied to either incident.

Diwali Fire Incidents

In Delhi, the Fire Service reported receiving a total of 100 calls regarding fire-related incidents on Diwali evening. Atul Garg, the Chief of the Delhi Fire Service, confirmed that their team was on standby to provide necessary assistance for small, medium, and major fire-related incidents.

As we continue to report on these unfortunate events, it’s imperative to remember the importance of fire safety, particularly in residential and commercial areas. The recent accidents serve as a stark reminder of the potential dangers and the valuable lives that can be lost in such incidents.

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