A fire broke out in Behrampada slum in Bandra East and has reached Bandra railway station
A huge fire broke out near Bandra station, Bandra East in Mumbai this afternoon. As of now, 16 fire stations have been rushed to the spot and 17 fire tankers are trying to fight the blaze. The main skywalk which connects Bandra East and Bandra station is engulfed in flames. The Andheri-Wadala stretch of the Harbour Line has been shut. The fire broke out in Behrampada slum, near the Bandra station.
The fire is now under control.
Here are the live updates on the Fire In Bandra:
Four slum residents, fire fighter injured in fire
Four persons who are residents of the Behrampada slum, were injured in the fire that broke out at the slum near Bandra railway station.
A fire fighter was also injured.
A part of a sky-walk near the eastern exit of Bandra station collapsed after it caught fire.
Fire in Bandra now under control
The fire in Bandra is now under control. Although, the harbour line connecting Wadala and Andheri is still closed.
Train services not affected due to fire, says Western Railways PRO
According to the Western Railways PRO, "The fire which reached Bandra station has not affected train services." The sky walk on the east side of Bandra station is completely out of bounds.
Fire began at 3.45 PM at Behrampada slum, a part of Bandra station skywalk collapses
The fire in Behrampada slum started at around 3.45 PM.
According to Mid-Day, one firefighter was injured in the fire. Mid-Day also says that gas cylinders exploded during a huge demolition drive carried out in the slum this afternoon.
Chief PRO of Central Railway says Harbour Line train services have been stopped
According to news agency PTI, the Chief PRO of the Central Railway has said, "We have stopped Harbour line up and down services from 4.25 pm as a precautionary measure owing to fire near the Bandra station on the east side."
Fire started in Behrampada slum, Bandra East
The fire had started in Behrampada Slum in Bandra East. The slum is near Bandra station.
Major train lines at bandra station shut
The skywalk which connects Bandra East to Bandra station is on fire.
Trains from the Andheri-Wadala stretch of the Harbour line, which is one of the city's three main local lines, have been stopped. This is because the fire is allegedly close to the railway tracks.
Fire in Bandra station, major train lines shut
A fire which broke out from a slum near Bandra station has engulfed an overhead pedestrian bridge at Bandra station. This has happened during rush hour at the station.
Major train lines have been shut due to the fire. 16 fire engines and around 17 water tankers have been rushed to the spot.
The sky is filled with smoke, as of this moment.