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A massive fire breaks out at Lucknow hotel, killing 4 and injuring 10; investigation ordered

On Monday, a major fire broke out at a hotel in the Hazratganj region of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, killing at least four people and injuring ten others. According to reports, several persons are believed to be trapped within the structure. Efforts are being made to get them out of the hotel rooms.

“Ten injured people were taken to the hospital, where they are being treated. The administration will apprise about the casualties,” said Manoj Agarwal, Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow.

Among those injured was firefighter Chandresh Yadav, who was burned while rescuing others. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak stated that the injured will receive free treatment.

According to the news agency PTI, fire crews struggled to extinguish the flames after breaking the glass panes. A total of 15 fire engines and 13 ambulances were dispatched to the scene, and a firefighting operation is still underway.

The fire started on the third floor of Hazratganj’s Hotel Levana. When a big cloud of smoke was seen coming out of the hotel early on Monday, 35 to 40 individuals were inside.

“According to the hotel owner, the building has 30 rooms, 18 of which were occupied at the time of the incident. There were 35-40 persons there and some had left the hotel in the morning,” stated the District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar .

“Rooms are filled with smoke, making access challenging. Work is being done to break window panes and grills ” cited an official saying. He went on to say that rescue and relief efforts are underway at the Hotel Levana in Hazratganj, where a fire broke out on Monday morning.

Many individuals were evacuated from the hotel and sent to the hospital, according to the officer, who added that over two dozen people were rushed to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee hospital.

A probe has been ordered into the incident and strict action will be taken against the guilty, says Lucknow police and crime commissioner Satish Pathak. Pathak: “We will also see that recurrence of such incidents do not take place”. Director (Information) Shishir Singh said Commissioner Lucknow division and police commissioner Lucknow will jointly probe the incident.

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