A huge fire broke out in a multi-storey building in Mumbai’s Bandra West area on Monday afternoon, trapping dozens of people on the terrace. Around 70 people were feared stuck on the terrace of the building, which houses the state-run telecom company MTNL. At least 14 fire engines are at the spot to douse what firemen call a “level-four” fire.
Fire officials were seen using cranes to reach people trapped on the upper floors of the nine-storey building. A new robot van was also used to put out the fire, which had apparently affected the third and the fourth floor the most.
In visuals, two women were helped out by firemen. Around 60 people have been rescued, news agency ANI reported.
It is not known yet what caused the fire. Eyewitnesses have told NDTV that before the fire started, they smelled burning wires.
As of now, there are no reports of anyone getting hurt in the incident.
The incident comes a day after a person was killed in a fire four-storey building near the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in south Mumbai’s Colaba area.
Last year, 14 people were killed in a fire in two pubs located in the Kamala Mills Compound.
There have been over 49,000 incidents of fire in Mumbai in the last decade, killing more than 600 people, a Maharashtra government report had said last year.
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Fire At MTNL Building In Mumbai’s Bandra, Dozens Trapped On Terrace – NDTV News