11 migrants worker killed in Telangana blaze

Wednesday 30th March 2022 07:26 EDT

Eleven migrant workers from Bihar were burnt alive while they were sleeping after a major fire swept through a scrap godown in Secunderabad. Only one worker had a miraculous escape after he jumped from the first floor of the godown of Sravan Scrap Traders. Fire officials said a short circuit in a switch board near the stairs on the ground floor may have started the fire which later spread to an LPG cylinder kept nearby, triggering a blast. It took nearly three hours for five fire tenders to douse the blaze and reach the bodies on the first floor of the godown which were charred beyond recognition. Most of the bodies of the workers were found in a heap. The survivor told the officers that his co-workers were trapped in the godown. He squeezed through the bars of a window and jumped from the first floor. 

Court summons Jagan in poll code violation case

The special sessions court hearing cases against MLAs and MPs, served notice to Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and two others for violating the model code of conduct in the 2014 assembly polls. The three have been directed to appear before the court. This is the first time that the special court has issued summons to a CM and has been done on the directions of the Supreme Court. During the 2014 general elections, YSR Congress had fielded a candidate from Huzurnagar.

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