Mumbai: Fire breaks out in building at Bhendi Bazaar; 2 dead

Updated: May 24, 2019, 09:47 IST | mid-day online desk

Search for any other trapped person is in progress. Netizens on social networking site were quick to post updates about the fire that took place in Bhendi Bazaar

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in building at Bhendi Bazaar; 2 dead
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Two people died and several others were injured after a fire broke out in a building at Bhendi Bazaar in Mumbai on Thursday night.

"The fire has been brought under control and 12 persons have been rescued so far. A fire audit will be done to ascertain the reason behind the fire," said Praveen Parsdeshi, BMC Commissioner.

The injured were taken to JJ hospital in a private ambulance.

Search for any other trapped person is in progress.

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