Mumbai: Fire At MTNL Building In Bandra, Around 100 Trapped On Terrace

Mumbai: Fire At MTNL Building In Bandra, Around 100 Trapped On Terrace

Mumbai: Fire At MTNL Building In Bandra, Around 100 Trapped On Terrace 

New Delhi: A huge fire broke out in a building in Mumbai's Bandra West area on Monday afternoon, forcing dozens of people to take shelter on the terrace. Around 100 people were feared trapped on the terrace of the building, which houses the state-run telecom company MTNL. At least 14 fire engines are at the spot to douse the level-four fire.

A rescue operation was launched to evacuate the people. The fire officials were seen using cranes to reach people trapped on the upper storeys of the building. Around 60 people people have been rescued so far, news agency ANI reported.

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

Apart from the fire engines, a robot van and an ambulance have also been pressed into the fire-fighting operation.

As of now, there are no reports of anyone getting hurt in the incident.

The incident comes 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.