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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019

1 killed, 5 injured in fire at South Mumbai building, rescue ops underway

The rescue operation initiated by the fire brigade official is still underway as dense smoke and heat are making firefighting difficult.

mumbai Updated: Oct 13, 2019 13:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
The rescue operation initiated by the fire brigade official is still underway as about 8-10 people are stranded on the fourth floor of the building.
The rescue operation initiated by the fire brigade official is still underway as about 8-10 people are stranded on the fourth floor of the building.(HT PHOTO/ Satyabrata Tripathy)
         

One person was killed and five, including two firemen, suffered injuries after a major fire broke out in a South Mumbai building early morning Sunday, said officials.

The fire was reported at 6.06 am from Aditya Arcade building located at Padmsi, Grant road east. The fire rose to level four - major - by 8:53 am.

“Five persons, including a fireman, suffered from suffocation, while one fireman received injuries on his hand during the rescue operation. All the six were rushed to hospitals,” PTI quoted a fire brigade official as saying.

The rescue operation initiated by the fire brigade official is still underway as dense smoke and heat are making firefighting difficult.

As the blaze erupted, thick smoke engulfed the premises. Some of those present there complained of suffocation after they inhaled the smoke, the fire brigade official said.

Besides, one person, who was earlier reported missing, wasfound unconscious on the fourth floor. He was also rescued and sent to the J J Hospital, he said.

The fire Brigade pressed ten fire engines, four quick response vehicles, one rescue van, ten jumbo tankers, two turn table ladders and 15 water tankers at the spot.