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Electric Scooter Fire Ignites Showroom, Kills 8 in Deadliest Incident Yet

Added 09-13-22 10:45:03pm EST - “A sudden fire engulfed an electric scooter dealer's showroom, killing least eight people and injuring 11 more, the authorities said.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Electric Scooter Fire Ignites Showroom, Kills 8 in Deadliest Incident Yet”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A sudden fire Monday engulfed an electric scooter dealer’s showroom in Mumbai, India, killing at least eight people and injuring 11 more, police told reporters.

The incident is the deadliest so far in a nation that has seen a sudden uptick in similar fires over the last year, alarming the government, according to Reuters.

Rishika Sadam, special correspondent for ThePrint, posted a video to Twitter alleged to be from closed-circuit television that captured the fire starting.

#Telangana– CCTV visual of #Secunderabad e-bikes showroom fire accident that killed 8 people, left 10 injured. From the video, it appears that there was an explosion, and then the fire spreads to other floors. Cops suspect an e-bike or generator explosion. #Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/Uoxn1YMvfC

Reuters reported that early investigations found “faulty battery cells and battery modules among the main causes” of similar recent fires.

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