According to a fire brigade official, the bikes were plugged in for charging and prima facie a short circuit might have occurred due to overcharging that led to the fire and seven bikes gutted. "We received a call at around 8 pm. The blaze was doused with the help of four water tenders," he added.
Fire in Kozhikode Electric Scooter Showroom; 10 scooters burnt
A fire broke out in an electric scooter showroom in Nakkava (Kozhikode). The scooter's battery exploded and caught fire while charging. 10 scooters kept in the godown got burnt. The fire brigade came and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is unclear.
While charging, the scooter's battery exploded with a loud noise. A fire broke out soon after. In addition to the scooter that was being charged, 9 scooters nearby were also burnt. These were brought to the showroom for servicing.
Hyderabad: Eight dead after fire broke out at electric bike showroom,several injured
The fire broke out at the electric scooter charging unit in the basement of the building on Monday night and spread to other four floors above it including a restaurant
The death toll in a massive fire that broke out at an electric scooter showroom at Secunderabad on Monday night consumed eight lives, leaving six people injured in the incident. The fire broke out at the electric scooter recharging unit in the basement of the building closer to the passport office and spread to the staircase and four floors of the hotel above it.
"Death toll in the fire incident rises to 8," said Chandana Deepti, DCP, North Zone, Hyderabad, according to news agency ANI.
The short circuit is suspected to be the reason behind the fire that started in the Ruby Electric Vehicle showroom in the basement of the building Ruby Hotel, according to ABP News sources. The cause of the fire incident is still being investigated.
Around 25-30 guests were trapped in the fire while many tried to jump out of the building to save their lives and got injured, according to ABP News.
"The fire broke out in an electric scooter recharging unit on the ground floor, smoke from which overpowered the people staying on first and second floors. The remaining people jumped from the building and were rescued by locals. They were rushed to the hospital, fire tenders on the spot," said Hyderabad Commissioner CV Anand.
Locals also tried to rescue people trapped in the building. "Remaining people jumped from the building and were rescued by locals. They were rushed to the hospital, fire tenders on the spot. All the occupants seem to be from other states," added Anand.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident and announced Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF to the next of kin of each deceased, and Rs 50,000 would be paid to the injured.
"Saddened by the loss of lives due to a fire in Secunderabad, Telangana. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF would be paid to the next of kin of each deceased. Rs 50,000 would be paid to the injured," said PM Narendra Modi
Electric car catches fire in parking lot, spreads to other vehicles
At least three cars were burned down to ashes after an electric car, that was parked at Hyderabad Numaish Exhibition, caught fire on Saturday.
The fire that erupted from the electric car spread to five other vehicles in the parking lot in which three cars were burned down to ashes and two others had partially damaged, inspector B Prasada Rao informed.
The cause of the incident has not been ascertained yet.