Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Wadala high-rise; 15 suffer from suffocation

Published: Jun 21, 2019, 10:50 IST | mid-day online desk

The blaze apparently erupted on the first floor of the 21-storey high-rise building located at Ram Nagar in the suburbs of Wadala (E)

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Wadala high-rise; 15 suffer from suffocation
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A fire broke out in a high-rise building here in Wadala in the wee hours of Friday and many as 15 residents from the building suffered from suffocation and needed to be hospitalised, according to a fire brigade official.

The blaze apparently erupted on the first floor of the 21-storey high-rise building located at Ram Nagar in the suburbs of Wadala (E), he said. "The incident was reported to our control room at 3.33 am on Friday.

A fire fighting team was immediately rushed to the spot and the fire was extinguished within the next 25 minutes," the official added.

"However, 15 people, including nine women, suffered from suffocation as they had inhaled smoke. All have been admitted in KEM Hospital," he said. Their condition was stable, said Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of KEM Hospital Dr Shrikant.

The cause of the fire was not yet known, the official said.

Inputs from PTI

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