Police are yet to establish the cause of deaths, but the fire seemed to have emanated from an air conditioner, preliminary reports indicated.
Sources said the mishap occurred when the lorry carrying a load of fisheries products from Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad collided with another vehicle.
According to the local people, fire started in the garbage dump in the old bus stand complex around 2 pm. Noticing the smoke, the local people immediately alerted the Hussainialam police who rushed to the spot
Taking cognizance of increasing forest fire in the state, Uttarakhand High Court on April 6 ordered Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Rajiv Bhartari to appear before it.
Officials said that it is a non-COVID facility and 31 patients were undergoing treatment, with 10 of them in the ICU, when the incident occurred around 8.10 pm
There was no immediate report of injuries. Approximately 100 people were assigned to fight the fire.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased, according to a statement issued by his office.
According to Fire officials, the blaze started around 11.30 am in the warehouse located behind the Afzalgunj bus station.
Police suspect a short circuit in one of the shops led to the fire. The incident occurred when the shop was closed. The fire soon spread to other shops.
According to Fire officials, the fire broke out at around 12.30 am in the warehouse located on the Bahadurpura main road and rapidly spread. A lot of combustible material stored in the premises helped the blaze rage.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar who visited the site expressed surprise that a hospital was operating inside the mall.
The hospital is situated on the top floor of the four-storeyed mall building and 76 patients, most of them being treated for COVID-19, were there when the fire broke out.
According to fire officials, the fire started in the penthouse of a building located in Farhatnagar around 1 am. A fire tender from Malakpet rushed to the spot and doused the flames.
According to an initial estimate, more than 9,500 shanties have been destroyed.
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