11 migrant workers burnt to death in India’s Hyderabad

At least 11 workers were burnt to death in their sleep as a fire broke out at a warehouse in southern Indian city of Hyderabad in the wee hours of today, police said.

The bodies recovered so far are believed to be of migrant labourers from the eastern state of Bihar, our New Delhi correspondent reports.

A police officer said the fire broke out around 4:00 am (local time) when around 13 workers were sleeping on the upper floor of the warehouse in a densely populated residential colony near Secunderabad (a twin city of Hyderabad) Railway Station.

"We have recovered 11 bodies so far and all of them are totally burnt and in unidentifiable condition. One more worker managed to escape with burn injuries and he has been rushed to Gandhi Hospital, where his condition is critical," the officer said.