Massive fire breaks out at historical Secunderabad Club

According to preliminary investigations, the property loss is anticipated to be over Rs 20 crores. The tragic incident occurred around 3 AM.

Hyderabad: A massive fire broke out at the famous Secunderabad Club in the wee hours of Sunday. The fire completely damaged the historic structure. According to media reports, the main front was gutted in the fire.

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According to preliminary investigations, the property loss is anticipated to be over Rs 20 crores. The tragic incident occurred around 3 AM. No casualty has been reported so far.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire was massive, and it took fire extinguishers three hours to put it out. Firefighters struggled to douse the flames because there was so much flammable material in the property that it escalated the fire.

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Officials suspect the fire originated as a result of a short circuit, but the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Police have registered a case and are investigating the incident.

The front facade of Secunderabad Club gutted in fire

The Secunderabad Club was established in 1878, under the British government, primarily for military officials. It is one of the oldest clubs in the country.

It was previously known as the Secunderabad Garrison Club, Secunderabad Gymkhana Club, and the United Services Club before being renamed the Secunderabad Club. Until 1947, the Club’s presidents were all British, and only a few high-ranking nobility were invited to join.

The elite heritage club now has 5000 members, 300 employees and is spread out on a 30-acre area.

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