A fire broke out in a six-storey hotel in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday morning (March 29) and eight people, including three women, have been rescued, an official said.
No casualty has been reported in the incident.
Superintendent of Police (Fire) RS Ningwal said the fire erupted in the basement roof of Papaya Tree Hotel in Rajendra Nagar area, and people staying on the sixth floor got trapped due to smoke.
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“Eight people, including three women, were rescued safely using ladders. They were very scared due to the smoke,” he said, adding the cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Further details are awaited.
Meanwhile, a video of the hotel fire has surfaced on social media in which some people trapped on the sixth floor can be seen tying bedsheets and dropping them down like ropes. The video clip also shows fire brigade personnel bringing the people down with the help of ladders.
#Indore #Firefighters came to battle a #fireandrescue operation.
A fire broke out in a multi-storey hotel in Indore on Wednesday morning. Fire departments have been rushed to the spot to douse the blaze. pic.twitter.com/EHwAo4iYlh
— Indian fire service (@Indianfireserv2) March 29, 2023
(With agency inputs)