84 Rescued By Fire Officials From Mumbai's MTNL Building

The building houses the state-run telecom company MTNL and is situated behind the Bandra fire station.

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The fire is confined to the 3rd and 4th floor of the nine-storey MTNL building


Mumbai: 

Highlights

  1. The multi-storey building houses state-run telecom company MTNL
  2. Dozens of people are trapped on the terrace
  3. 14 fire engines were at the spot to douse the fire

In one of the most successful fire operations in recent times, fire officials have rescued 84 people from Mumbai's MTNL building. The state-run telecom company, which has its office in the building, has not reported any person missing to the authorities. The search operation is still on.

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. Aleast 14 fire engines were 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.

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A robot was used to douse the fire

In visuals, two women were helped out by firemen.

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 came 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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