3 dead, 9 injured in Mumbai fire
Eight of the nine injured in the fire were fire brigade personnelUpdated: May 28, 2018 00:14 IST
Three persons died and nine others were injured in a fire at the Technic Plus building in Goregaon (West), on Sunday afternoon.
The three deceased were found unconscious by the fire brigade on the seventh floor and in a lift stuck between the fourth and fifth floors of the structure. They were declared dead after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
The fire was declared under control after seven hours of fire-fighting and the rescue operation.
At the time of going to press, the cooling operations were underway, according to PS Rahangdale, chief fire officer.
Eight of the nine injured in the fire were fire brigade personnel.
A 30-year-old man named Wasim, who was stuck at the seventh floor, was sent to Siddharth hospital after he sustained cuts to his right hand. The injured fire brigade officials were also taken to the same hospital for treatment of injuries and excessive smoke inhalation.
Five persons were also rescued from the site and did not suffer any injuries.
While the fire-fighting and rescue operation was underway, locals informed that three people were still missing.
The fire reportedly broke out on the seventh floor of the glass facade building at 4:26pm.
“The fire is confined to the electric wiring and around the duct. The smoke and heat travelled to all the floors,” a fire official said, on condition of anonymity.
Five hours after the fire was reported, three small water lines were in operation at the site while ventilation to
remove smoke was underway.
The building is located on SV Road and houses several important offices including that of RBL Bank.
First Published: May 28, 2018 00:14 IST