Many feared they would be trapped as fire broke out at Lucknow hotel: The Tribune India


Lucknow, September 5

Two people died and 10 others were injured after a major fire broke out at the Levana Hotel in the Hazratganj area of ​​Lucknow on Monday, said Manoj Agarwal, CMO Lucknow.

“The fire in a hotel was reported this morning, after which the rescue operation is underway. The fire took place in the Levana hotel in Hazratganj. Patients are admitted to the civil hospital. now 10 people have been admitted out of which two are brought in dead,” Agarwal said.

However, rescue and rescue operations are underway at the Levana Hotel as several people are still trapped.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered officials to treat the injured.

“The Chief Minister ordered the district administration officials to provide proper treatment to the injured. Along with this, the district magistrate and senior police officers were ordered to go to the scene immediately and to expedite relief and rescue,” he added. a statement from the office of the chief minister.

Police and firefighters are constantly engaged in rescue operations.

“The cause (of the fire) is being determined. It is possible that it happened due to a short circuit. 18 of the total 30 rooms were occupied and probably 35 to 40 people were there. The people who were trapped were evacuated and they were sent to the civil hospital,” said District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar.

“Rooms are filled with smoke making it difficult to get in. Work is underway to break windows and grilles. No information on casualties so far, two people have been rescued, but there are no There is no response from one to two rooms. Attempts are forced to enter these rooms,” said DG Fire, Avinash Chandra.

Three ambulance vehicles arrived at the hotel. Security personnel and firefighters were seen entering the hotel wearing oxygen masks.

A team from the SDRF also visited the site.

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also took note of the incident.

“I learned of the tragic fire in a hotel in Lucknow. I inquired about the situation with the local administration. Rescue and rescue operations are in progress. My office is in constant contact with the administration I pray to God for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident,” Singh tweeted.

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