Building at Mumbai Central catches fire, some injured

Mumbai: A fire broke out at the 21-storey Railway staff quarters near Mumbai Central Station on Monday.

According to fire brigade control room, the fire broke out at around 11.30 am on the terrace of the building, apparently caused by a short-circuit.

Fire broke out on the terrace of the Railway staff quarters near Mumbai Central Station.

An unspecified number of people who are reported to have been injured in the blaze have been admitted to Nair hospital and no casualty has been reported so far, a civic official said.

Fire engines at the spot.

"We got a call around noon that a fire broke out in a residential building. We initially thought it was a Grade-1 fire and sent four fire tankers to the spot. It was later upgraded to a Grade-2 fire and we have now deployed eight fire engines and five water tankers at the spot," a fire brigade official said.

Families, who where caught in the fire at Railway staff quarters, seen in the ambulance. Pic/Datta Kumbhar

"There was lot of smoke emanating from the floor where the fire broke out. This caused panic among the people living there which made evacuation process a little difficult. We have evacuated people and we are working towards dousing the flames," the official said.

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