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[Representational Image] National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi was destroyed in the massive fire that broke early on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016. Picture: Firefighters try to douse the flames after a fire broke out in a commercial building at a textile market in Surat in the western Indian state of Gujarat May 29, 2014.Reuters

At least 10 people, including two women, were killed and 13 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh city early on Friday morning.

"Ten persons were killed and 13 injured in the blaze," Superintendent of Police (SP) Balikaran Yadav said, PTI reports.

The injured victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, from where, seven critically injured were shifted to a hospital in Allahabad district.

The fire has been contained and the rescue operation is underway.

The incident took place at around 4:30 am in Goyal Hotel in Pratapgarh's Babaganj area. The preliminary investigation reveals that a short circuit in the hotel resulted into the massive fire.

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a compensation of ₹2 lakh for the next of the kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 for the injured ones, according to Hindustan Times.

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