5 Employees Killed After Fire Breaks Out At Kailash Restro-Bar In Bengaluru

| January 8 , 2018 , 12:31 IST

At least 5 people were killed after a fire broke out at the Kailash bar-cum-restaurant in the Kalasipalya area of Bengaluru during the early hours of Monday.

Karnataka Minister KJ George has announced Rs. 5 lakh compensation for next of kin of those who lost their lives the fire.

All the 5 victims are reportedly employees of the restaurant and were sleepinginside when the fire began around 2:30 AM. The fire was soon brought under control.

The deceased have been identified as Prasad (20), Swami (23), Keerthi (24), Manjunath (45) and Mahesh, and their bodies were taken to the city's Victoria Hospital for post-mortem.

The fire took place at the Kailash bar and restaurant in the busy Kalasipalyam area in the heart of Bengaluru. The Kailash bar and restaurant is located in the ground floor of the Kumbaara Sangha (Potters' Association) building, near a vegetable market.

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According to reports, the blaze and the smoke were first noticed by locals around 2:30 AM on Monday, after which they called the police and the fire department.

"An incident of fire has occurred at Kailash Bar and Restaurant located in the ground floor of Kumbaara sangha building, in the vegetable market area," said a senior police officer.

"Fire and smoke was noticed by some persons at around 2.30 am and fire services were pressed into action. Two fire tenders and one fire rescue vehicle attended to it and it has been doused," he added.

The cause of the fire is yet to be identified.