A major fire broke out at a hotel in Lucknow's Hazratganj area in which at least 6 people have been killed and over 10 were injure , said officials on Monday. More than 20 persons have been shifted to the hospital in an unconscious state.
Several persons, including employees and guests have received burn injuries, even as fire tenders were trying to douse the flames. Meanwhile, firefighting and rescue operations are underway at Hotel Levana.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday took cognizance of the fire that broke out in a hotel in Lucknow and announced free treatment for the injured.
As per reports CM Yogi has ordered Lucknow Commissioner and other officers to jointly enquire into the causes of the fire incident.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak also reached the civil hospital and met with the injured.
"The state government will take full responsibility for the treatment of those who are injured, as well as the houses and families of the two people who have lost their lives are also listed," said Pathak.
Union defence minister Rajasthan Singh also took note of the situation and said that his office is in constant touch with the local administration.
“I came to know about the tragic incident of fire in a hotel in Lucknow. I have inquired about the situation from the local administration. Relief and rescue operations are on. My office is in constant touch with the local administration. I pray to God for the speedy recovery of those injured in the incident,” he wrote on a Tweet.
Fire personnel, meanwhile, were breaking open the glass panes to rescue those trapped inside the hotel. Several guests complained of severe suffocation since the smoke was filling the rooms.
The incident was reported at the Levana hotel. Firefighting and efforts to rescue people and guests trapped in the hotel are underway. Along with 100 fire personnel, 35 fire tenders were also deployed to the spot.
Officials said efforts are being made to safely bring out people trapped inside the hotel in Jopling Road and over a dozen fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the fire. Guests who were injured while being evacuated from the hotel are being rushed to a hospital for treatment, they added.
“Rescue operation is on and will share any further detail after everything is brought under control,” said Divisional Commissioner of Police, Aparna Rajat Kaushik.
Fire tenders are present at the spot dousing the blaze and rescuing those trapped inside the building.
In the rescue operation, the fire personnel broke open the glass panes to rescue people inside the hotel. Several guests complained of severe suffocation from the smoke filling the rooms.
Moreover, It is expected that more than 20 people are still trapped inside. Ambulances have been arranged at the spot and hospitals in the vicinity of the hotel have been alerted.