Jammu: Four persons were killed and 11injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Jammu in the wee hours of the day.
The incident occurred in Hotel Neelam in bus stand area of Jammu city at around 0230 hours, police said.
As the smoke started billowing out of the three-storey building, police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and launched operation to rescue the people trapped in the hotel.
Four persons were killed in the blaze while 11 injured were admitted to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here, they said.
According to local residents, the fire started from a storeroom on the ground floor of the hotel where tyres had been stored.
The owner of the hotel is also a local transporter, they said.
Seven fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze.
My condolences to the families of those killed in the hotel fire in Jammu today & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured 1/2— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) May 31, 2014