Mumbai MTNL building fire: The cause of the fire is not known yet.
A massive fire broke out in a building in Mumbai's Bandra West today. The building houses state-run telecom company MTNL. Around 100 people are feared trapped on the terrace of the building and 14 fire engines are at the spot to douse the the level-four fire. The fire is confined to the 3rd and 4th floor of the nine-storey building, situated at SV Road in suburban Bandra. The cause of the fire is not known yet. Eyewitnesses told NDTV that before the fire broke out, they smelled burning wires.
Yesterday, a fire had broken out at a four-storey building near the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in south Mumbai's Colaba. One person was killed and fifteen people were rescued from the burning Churchill Chamber building.
Here are the updates on fire at MTNL Building in Mumbai:
Jul 22, 201917:49 (IST)60 People Rescued, Mumbai Chief Fire Officer Says
"More than 60 people have been rescued. Rescue operations and fire fighting operations are still underway," Chief Fire Officer BK Parikh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Jul 22, 201917:35 (IST)BMC Update: As per current updates from the fire department, 45 people have been rescued from the terrace. Jul 22, 201917:34 (IST)Robot Vans Deployed For Rescue Operations
Jul 22, 201917:17 (IST)
#WATCH Mumbai: People trapped in MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) building in Bandra, are being evacuated. A level 4 fire has broken in the building, 14 fire tenders are present at the spot. #Maharashtrapic.twitter.com/Zl6XjhAuC3
– ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Jul 22, 201917:16 (IST)Dozens Still Trapped In The Building
Fire fighters have entered the building and are evacuating people. Many of them have been brought out from the 5th floor. Dozens are still trapped on the terrace.
Jul 22, 201917:12 (IST)Firefighters Rescue A Woman From MTNL Building In Mumbai's Bandra
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