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Fire breaks out in Mumbai, 84 rescued

  • Published at 06:15 pm July 22nd, 2019
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Smoke is seen coming out of a Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) building after a fire broke out, in Mumbai, India July 22, 2019 Reuters

Television channels said nearly 100 people may be trapped in the building that houses the office of state-owned telecoms company MTNL

A fire broke out in a building that houses telecom company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) in Mumbai’s Bandra area on Monday afternoon. 84 people, who were reportedly trapped in the building’s terrace, were rescued, All India Radio News reported.

The fire was mainly restricted to the third and fourth floors of the nine-storey building, PTI reported. Fourteen fire engines, a robot van and an ambulance were engaged in the rescue operations.

Two fire services personnel were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to The Hindu. There were no other casualties.

“Fire fighting and rescue operations is in progress and efforts to rescue people stranded on upper floors and terrace of the building are on,” an official had told PTI earlier in the day. Visuals of the incident on social media and TV channels showed smoke billowing from the building as people were stuck on the terrace.

Officials have not yet confirmed the cause of the fire.

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