Secunderabad: A fire broke out on the lower floor of the 5-storey Deccan Mall in Secunderabad yesterday at 11 am on Thursday. The fire was brought under control only after about 20 hours. By then the entire 5 flats were destroyed by fire. The building is in a state of collapse at any time. All the houses, shops and shopping malls in the vicinity have been evacuated.
Also the fire brigade did not go inside the building as it was in danger of collapsing at any moment and the building was covered in smoke and heat was flying throughout the building. After conducting a survey of the employees of the shopping mall, it was found that 3 people namely Junaid (25), Zakir (22) and Wasim (32) from Perawal village, Somnath district of Gujarat are missing. Firefighters searched for them with a drone camera. Then it was found that there were 3 charred bodies inside the building.
According to fire brigade officer dar, “The reason for the fire accident can be attributed to the illegal operation of godowns in this mall. Building owner Javeed is absconding. They are looking for him,” he said.