4 Killed, 16 Injured in Fire at Mumbai Residential Highrise The building has been declared unsafe and the power supply has been stopped


A FIRE in a residential highrise in Mumbai’s Parel has killed at least 4 and left over a dozen injured, fire and rescue officials said.

The fire started on the 12th floor of the Crystal Towel building close to Hindmata Cinema. A fire official said that the area around the lift of the 12th floor was the worst affected.

“Fire in the electrical wiring kept in duct area had caused smoke & heat on the entire floor, because of which people on upper floors were trapped, the official told ANI.

The fire department is calling this a Level-3 fire. 14 fire trucks including highrise firefighting lifts are at the scene and the fire has been brought under control.

First responders managed to rescue the other people trapped in the building and some were sent to the KEM Hospital.

“20 victims were brought to the hospital of which 4 were brought dead. 16 patients are stable”, Dr. Avinash N Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital, told ANI.

The building has been declared unsafe and the power supply has been stopped.

Earlier in June, a fire on the 33rd floor of the Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi was doused after 5 hours and over 90 residents were evacuated. There were no injuries or casualties.

And in December of 2017, 14 people were killed in a massive fire at two rooftop pubs in Kamala Mills Compound situated at Lower Parel.

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