Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday expressed shock and grief over the fire incident at a hotel in Vijayawada and instructed officers to conduct an enquiry into the accident.
Seven individuals misplaced their lives and 30 have been rescued within the incident, Vijayawada Police stated.
According to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the Chief Minister directed the involved officers to take up the rescue measures and admit the injured in close by hospitals.
The mishap came about within the hotel which was taken on lease and run by a non-public hospital to deal with COVID sufferers.
Meanwhile, B Srinivasulu, Police Commissioner stated, “Around 5.09 am control room received a call regarding the fire accident following which police and fire personnel immediately rushed to the spot. By 5.45 am fire was doused off.”
“Around 30 COVID patients and 10 hospital staff, a total of 40 persons are there inside. Injured people have been shifted to other hospitals. Some of them are critical. Right now the cause of the accident is not known. Only after analysis, we can come to know about that,” he added.
However, as per the preliminary report, the explanation of fire seems to be a brief circuit stated Krishna District Collector. (ANI)