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3 killed in fire at Neemrana luxury hotel

Three persons, including two from the National Capital Region, were killed when a major fire broke out at a luxury hotel in Neemrana of Alwar district in the wee hours on Friday.

The fire broke out at 3 AM on the sixth floor of Cambay Sapphire hotel killing Rahul Doshi of Udaipur, Saurabh Chouhan from Gurgaon and Suhag Nath, who worked in Faridabad, Alwar Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar told a news agency over phone.

While two of them died of suffocation, one was burnt alive, he said, adding that there were 22 persons on the seventh floor of the hotel when the fire broke out.

Five Japanese tourists staying on the other floors of the hotel along with other persons were rescued, the SP said. "At 3.30 AM, we got the news that the hotel has caught fire and police and administration officials reached there.

Within ten minutes, the fire brigades had reached," said Alka Bishnoi, SDM Neemrana. The rescue operation lasted for seven to eight hours until we were sure there is nobody in the hotel, she said.
Five water vans were pressed into action this morning to control the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the SP said.

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