Hyderabad: The 144-yearold iconic Secunderabad Club, which was ravaged by a major fire early on Sunday, does not have basic fire-safety mechanism, other than portable fire extinguishers, an inquiry by fire department officials has revealed. The lost due to the blaze is estimated to be over Rs 25 crore.
After the mishap, director general of disaster response and fire services department, Sanjay Kumar Jain has directed the fire officers to conduct an inspection on clubs.
The inquiry into the fire mishap from the fire department is still going on. “There are no smoke/fire detectors and sprinklers. Also there is no hose reel and down comer at the facility,” said a fire department official. The club management on Sunday claimed that they have all the required permissions, but on Monday, regional fire officer, V Papaiah said that the club management does not have an NOC issued by the fire department.
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