Watch video: At least 11 killed in fire at scrap shop in Hyderabad

According to the official of the fire department, 11 bodies have been recovered so far. One person was rescued from the site and has been hospitalised

ANIUpdated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 09:45 AM IST
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11 people died after a fire broke out in a scrap shop in Bhoiguda, Hyderabad | ANI

At least eleven people were killed after a fire broke out in a scrap shop in Hyderabad's Bhoiguda on Wednesday.

As per Gandhi Nagar Station House Officer (SHO) Mohan Rao, out of the 12 people, one person survived.

"A total of 12 members were inside the scrap shop. Bodies of 11 labourers have been shifted to Gandhi hospital," he said.

The deceased labourers hail from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the police said.

Rao further informed that although the reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, "a short circuit could be the reason for the fire." The fire has been doused. "DRF reached the spot to douse the fire," he added.

The investigation into the matter is underway.

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