11 killed in fire at scrap shop in Hyderabad 

11 killed in fire at scrap shop in Hyderabad 
11 killed in fire at scrap shop in Hyderabad. Courtesy: ANI

Hyderabad: At least 11 people died after a fire broke out due to a shock circuit in a scrap shop in Bhoiguda, Hyderabad, on Wednesday.  Out of 12 people, one person survived. 

"A shock circuit could be the reason for the fire. We are investigating the matter", said Mohan Rao, Gandhi Nagar SHO told news agency ANI.

DRF reached the spot to douse the fire.  The fire incident took place in the morning around 4 am. A team of firefighters arrived immediately and doused the fire. 11 people have died and one had escaped safely from the premises. Details will be given after investigation: L Sharman, Hyderabad District Collector

Telangana CM KC Rao mourned the death of Bihar workers in the fire at Boiguda Timber Depot in Secunderabad. He announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each for the next of the kins and directed Chief Secy to make arrangements for the repatriation of bodies of workers killed in the incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences on the loss of lives.  An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of the deceased