In yet another troublesome incident, a building which houses the state-run telecom company MTNL caught fire on Monday in Mumbai's Bandra area.
Notably, 14 fire engines have been sent to the spot to contain the blaze categorized as level-4 fire.
Further, 100 people are trapped on the terrace of the high-rise building, situated at SV Road in suburban Bandra.
Here's the ground report.
The fire, whose cause is yet to be ascertained, is confined on the third and fourth floors of the nine-storied building. The incident took place around 3:15 PM.
Heavy smoke has engulfed the establishment and efforts are on to contain the fire.
A quick response vehicle, an ambulance, and six water tankers have been sent to the spot to aid in rescue operations.
#MTNLBuildingFire: The fire is confined on the third and fourth floors of the nine-storeyed building and the entire building is smoke logged. Rescue operations underway. pic.twitter.com/Gk3pEe4wNC— Mumbai Mirror (@MumbaiMirror) July 22, 2019
#MTNLBuildingFire: The fire is confined on the third and fourth floors of the nine-storeyed building and the entire building is smoke logged. Rescue operations underway. pic.twitter.com/Gk3pEe4wNC
Unfortunately, fire-related incidents have seen a steep rise lately. On Sunday, a fire broke out in Churchill Chambers in Colaba, killing a 54-year-old man identified as Shyam Ayyar.
Reportedly, the fire broke out at a third-floor flat in the residential building, which is close to Taj Mahal Hotel.
Ayyar had gone into the innermost room of his apartment to "save himself" from the fire.
While the building had a fire safety equipment, locals complained that a fire audit was never conducted for residential buildings in the area.
"We are lucky that the fire took place on a Sunday, otherwise, fire engines would have had a tough time reaching here due to double parking," a local Subhash Motwani told The Hindu.
He said a tragedy was waiting to happen.
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