Some 3,500 people adjacent to a mall in Mumbai were evacuated after a fire broke out at the shopping complex, officials said today. The fire broke out late on Thursday night and efforts to douse the flames went on till this morning.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. No one was injured. The fire had spread to the second and third floors of the mall.
Residents of the 55-storey building adjacent to the mall were taken to a nearby ground for their safety.
Two firefighters were injured while trying to control the blaze at City Centre Mall in Nagpada in central Mumbai, news agency ANI reported.
Twenty-four fire trucks are at the site and some 250 firefighter including Mumbai's Chief Fire Officer Shashikant Kale are working to extinguish the fire.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar and other officials visited the site on Thursday night to check the situation.