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Mumbai fire: Blaze at MTNL building in Bandra, 60 rescued

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 22, 2019, 5:07 pm IST
Updated Jul 23, 2019, 1:35 am IST
Fire fighting is underway and 14 fire engines from Mumbai Fire Brigade, 1 quick response vehicle, 1 ambulance, 6 water tankers are on scene.
Almost a 100 people are estimated to be trapped in the building. (Photo: ANI)
 Almost a 100 people are estimated to be trapped in the building. (Photo: ANI)

Mumbai: A major fire has been reported at the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam LTD (MTNL) building in Mumbai’s Bandra West at 3:10 pm on Monday. While no injuries have been reported yet, almost a hundred people are estimated to be trapped on upper floors of the ten-storey building.

Almost 60 people have been rescued from the building by Mumbai Fire Brigade, reported by ANI.

 

The fire occurred at the third and fourth floor of the building.

 

 

Fire fighting is underway and 14 fire engines from the Mumbai Fire Brigade, one quick response vehicle, an ambulance and six water tankers are on the scene. Mumbai Fire Brigade is taking the help of the newly introduced robot to douse the fire.

 

 

The fire brigade arrived at the spot at 3:15 pm and upped the intensity of the fire call to Level two. At 3:45 pm the fire call was upped to level 3 (major) and further to level 4 by 4:05 pm.

“The entire building is smoke logged, and few people are reportedly trapped on upper floors. Rescue and fire fighting operations are going on,” said Chief Fire officer P Rahangdale, reported by Hindustan Times.

 

 

Officials are trying to rescue trapped people in batches of six-to-seven people via cranes.Visuals show trapped people screaming for help as smoke spreads in the building.

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