Video: 90 evacuated from blazing Mumbai skyscraper

Video: 90 evacuated from blazing Mumbai skyscraper

Mumbai - No injuries have been reported so far.



By AP/IANS

Published: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 2:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 14 Jun 2018, 12:28 PM

At least 90 residents were evacuated safely on Wednesday after a fire broke out on the 33rd floor of Prabhadevi's Beaumonde Towers, where Bollywood star Deepika Padukone also resides.

According to officials, the fire was seen around 2.10 pm on the uppermost floors of the building. In no time, thick black clouds of smoke were billowing out.

More than a dozen fire-tenders battled the blaze.

Deepika, who stays at the 26th floor of the building which caught fire, is safe. She was away for an ad shoot. Her staff members were among those who were evacuated.
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A fire official says a major fire has broken out on the 33rd floor of an upscale residential apartment building in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital.
The official says nine fire engines were trying to douse the flames leaping from the top floor of the building. A plume of smoke engulfed the area, propelled by a strong sea breeze.

The cause of Wednesday's fire is not immediately known. No injuries have been reported so far.
In December, a massive late-night fire in a restaurant at a Mumbai complex killed 15 people.
 


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