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Six Killed, Over 30 Injured in Patna Hotel Fire After Cylinder Blast

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A devastating fire broke out in a hotel near the Patna Junction railway station today, resulting in the tragic loss of six lives and leaving several others injured. The incident occurred at the Pal hotel near Golambar, and authorities are actively investigating the cause of the fire.

Patna Hotel Fire Accident:

  1. Fatalities and Injuries:
    • Six people lost their lives in the fire.
    • Over 20 individuals have been rescued from the building by firefighters.
    • The condition of two injured victims is reported to be critical.
  2. Cause of the Fire:
    • cylinder blast in the hotel’s kitchen is believed to be the primary cause of the fire.
    • However, officials are conducting a thorough investigation to ascertain the exact sequence of events.
  3. Rescue Operations:
    • The Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajeev Mishra, confirmed that more than 20 people were successfully rescued from the building.
    • Firefighters worked tirelessly to evacuate trapped individuals.
  4. Ongoing Investigation:
    • Authorities are meticulously examining the circumstances surrounding the fire.
    • The hotel’s safety protocols, gas cylinder storage, and emergency exits are under scrutiny.
  5. Impact on the Community:
    • The incident has sent shockwaves through the local community.
    • Families of the victims are grieving, and the injured are receiving medical attention.

The injured were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. The condition of some of the injured is reported to be critical. Authorities have ordered a probe into the incident to determine the exact cause of the fire and identify any safety lapses.

“We are investigating the cause of the fire and will take strict action against those found responsible,” said a senior police official. This tragic incident highlights the importance of adhering to fire safety protocols in hotels and other public establishments.

As the situation unfolds, our thoughts are with the affected families, and we hope for a swift recovery for those injured. The tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in public spaces.

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