- Fire broke out at Hotel Viraat International near Lucknow railway station
- More than 50 people were rescued from the building: police
- Around 35 to 40 people were staying at the hotel when the fire broke out
"More than 50 people were rescued from the building. Cause of fire still not known. If we find any lapse on hotel's part during our investigation, we will take strict action against the people concerned," said senior police officer Sujit Pandey.
The fire department received a call just after 6 am. It took the fire fighters about two hours to control the blaze.
Around 35 to 40 people were staying at the hotel when the fire broke out said the police, adding that most of the guests were safely evacuated on time. All the rooms have been checked thoroughly, fire department officials have told NDTV.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolences and asked his officers to provide assistance to all affected in the hotel fire. The Chief Minister has announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for families of those who have died and Rs 50, 000 for the injured.
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