Mumbai: 4 residents killed, 16 injured in Dadar building fire

Aug 22, 2018, 19:00 IST | mid-day online desk

Eight fire engines, four water tankers, officials of the Mumbai Police and electrical mechanics were on the spot and they were making efforts to control the blaze

Mumbai: 4 residents killed, 16 injured in Dadar building fire
Fire fighters carry out rescue work after a fire broke out at the Crystal Tower at Parel in Mumbai on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Pics/ PTI

A fire broke out in a posh residential building in Dadar area on Wednesday morning at around 8.32 am. The fire brigade control room got a message about the blaze on 12th floor of the 'Crystal Tower' building, located near Hindmata Cinema. Four residents were killed and 16 injured, fire officials said.

Dozens of people were rescued from different floors of the 17-storey Crystal Tower building near Hindmata Cinema.
The blaze has been brought under control and cooling operations are under way, officials said.

People rescued from the Crystal Tower, where a fire broke out, being taken to the hospital, at Parel in Mumbai
People rescued from the Crystal Tower, where a fire broke out, being taken to the hospital, at Parel in Mumbai

The fire brigade control room got a message at 8.32 am about the blaze on the 12th floor. The smoke from the raging fire spread rapidly, trapping the residents in the stairs, Mumbai Fire Brigade chief P S Rahangdale said.

Sixteen people suffered from suffocation due to the smoke. They were rushed to the nearby KEM Hospital, where two of them were declared brought dead, the city civic body said in a statement.

The smoke spread through the building's staircases and lifts were not used as a precautionary measure. Snorkel ladders were used to rescue residents stranded in the building, an official in the fire brigade control room here said.

Ten fire engines, four water tankers, officials of the Mumbai Police and electrical mechanics were at the spot, he said.
The cause of the fire will be known after an inquiry, he said.

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