Hyderabad's heritage Secunderabad Club damaged by major blaze, no casualties reported
It was a major fire and based on preliminary investigation the cause of the fire is suspected to be a short circuit, a police official said
Hyderabad: A massive fire broke out at the heritage Secunderabad Club building here in the early hours of Sunday damaging most parts of the structure, police said.
However, there were no casualties, they said.
A police patrol team noticed the blaze at around 3.15 AM and alerted the Fire department and seven fire engines including one from the Army were rushed to the spot and flames were extinguished by 6 AM, a police official told PTI.
It was a major fire and based on preliminary investigation the cause of the fire is suspected to be a short circuit, the official said.
Visuals on social media showed the building completely engulfed in flames.
According to Secunderabad Club website, the Secunderabad Club was established by the British in 1878 and it is one of the oldest clubs in India.
Located on a 22-acre campus, the Club's century old Main Club House, carefully and aesthetically maintained, has been given Heritage status by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority.
The club boasts of dining, reading, indoor and outdoor sports with its own cricket field and many recreational facilities. It may be the only members club to have its own dedicated Sailing Annexe, its website says.
At least 27 people were killed and 12 injured after the fire broke out in the building near Mundka metro station on Friday
The immobile woman was trapped in her room on the second floor while a fire had broken out on the first floor of the building on APC Road in Shyampukur Police Station area on Tuesday
Nine people have been rescued so far, of which five have been hospitalised, said Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayana Chari Mishra