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Fire at Kochi’s Oberon Mall, people evacuated

The blaze was reported from the fourth floor of the Oberon Mall nearby Edapally.

cities Updated: May 16, 2017 15:40 IST
A fire broke out at the fourth floor of Oberon Mall in Kochi.
A fire broke out at the fourth floor of Oberon Mall in Kochi.(Photo: oberonmall.com)

A fire broke out at a popular mall in Kochi but all people inside were safely evacuated, police said on Tuesday.

The blaze was reported from the fourth floor of the Oberon Mall nearby Edapally, which was brought under control by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel, they said.

The mall also houses a multiplex where a show was on.

“The blaze has been controlled and people in the mall and multiplex have been safely evacuated,” Kochi police commissioner MP Dineshan told reporters.

There is lot of smoke inside the structure and glass panes were broken to release the fumes, he said, adding, that the cause of the fire would be probed.

A fire department official said the flames were suspected to have erupted from a kitchen duct. The mall has a food court on the fourth floor and some mobile and textile shops.