Two arrested after Bengaluru bar-restaurant fire claims 5 lives

Two people were on Monday arrested in connection with the Kailash bar restaurant fire tragedy that claimed lives of five people.

Two arrested after Bengaluru bar-restaurant fire claims 5 lives
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BENGALURU: Two people were on Monday arrested in connection with the Kailash bar restaurant fire tragedy that claimed lives of five people.

The fire broke out at a bar-cum-restaurant in Bengaluru's Kalasipalya area in the wee hours on Monday.

The five people who died were employees at the restaurant and were sleeping inside when the blaze started. They have been identified as Swami (23), Prasad (20), Mahesh, Manjunath (45) and Keerthi (24).

The blaze and smoke were first noticed at around 2:30 in the morning by locals after which they alerted the police.

"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," a senior police officer had said. 

"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 had added

The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained. Following the incident, the owner of Kailash, RV Dayashanka, is absconding.

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