“There were e-scooters left where the fire began, ” city law enforcement official Chandana Deepti told Reuters.
“We can’t say for sure if it started due to overcharging and then spread or whether this started elsewhere. That is still being founded. ”
The identity of the dealer and the maker of scooters being sold was not immediately clear.
Police and firefighters used cranes and other equipment to pick stranded hotel visitors from upper flooring of the four-storey developing as smoke billowed out of its home windows, media images demonstrated.
“Those staying on the first plus second floors were overpowered by smoke cigarettes and the maximum casualties are from those floors, ” D V Anand, the police chief of the adjoining city of Hyderabad, told Reuters partner ANI.
Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Narendra Modi said he was saddened by the deaths and promised compensation for the casualties in the fire.
In March, India launched a study over safety worries after a string associated with e-scooter fires, including one in which a guy and his daughter died when their e-bike “went up in flames”.
Indian wants e-scooters plus e-bikes to make up 80 per cent associated with total two-wheeler product sales by 2030, from about 2 percent now.