Lucknow fire LIVE: 5 feared killed as blaze engulfs two hotels near Charbagh railway station

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Lucknow fire LIVE: Two hotels in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow caught fire on Tuesday morning and as many as 5 people were reported dead in the incident. The incident occurred at 'Hotel Virat International' and 'SSJ International Hotel', both located near the Charbagh Railway station.

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Lucknow fire LIVE: Two hotels in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow caught fire on Tuesday morning and as many as 5 people were reported dead in the incident. The incident occurred at ‘Hotel Virat International’ and ‘SSJ International Hotel’, both located near the Charbagh Railway station. The fire reportedly began from Hotel Virat International and spread to SSJ International Hotel. Five people including a woman and her daughter who were staying at the hotel were reported dead. The woman was taken to the hospital where she breathed her last.

Three others were injured in the incident and were admitted to the hospital. About 6 fire tenders have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway. The cause of the fire is still unknown and Lucknow SSP Deepak Kumar has also reached the spot.

He told media that the fire had started around 5:30 AM in the morning and police were informed about the same at around 6:15 AM.

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11:48 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Visuals from Lucknow

Disturbing visuals for the fire are being shared by people on social media platforms. Here is a video of the hotel gutted in fire:

11:41 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Rita Bahuguna Joshi meets injured

The Uttar Pradesh Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi went to Lucknow's Civil hospital and met with those who got injured in the incident. She also asked the hospital authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured.

11:37 (IST) 19 Jun 2018
Cause of fire

There is no official word on what led to fire at the hotels but various reports claim that it was due to a short circuit. The fire reportedly started from the basement and went towards the upper floors. There were around 35 to 40 people inside the hotel when the fire started.

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