Major blaze at Mumbai residential building, 7 killed

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 12:52

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Seven people were killed and at least five firemen were injured battling the massive fire that broke out on the 12th floor of high-rise building in the upmarket Kemps corner area in southern part of the city.

Fire broke out on the 12th floor of the 26-storey Mont Blanc building on Friday evening. Five firefighters, including two officers, were injured while carrying out rescue operations.

"Five residents from the building have died in the blaze. They are yet to be identified. Their bodies have been sent to various hospitals like Jaslok, Breach Candy, JJ hospital and Nair hospital," a fire official told a news agency.

"There were some cylinders, which apparently exploded, injuring five firemen including two officers," sources said.

Fourteen fire engines, seven water tankers and four ambulances were rushed to the spot, sources said, adding that the cause of the fire was not yet known.

A fire brigade officer said that fire was mostly put out, while BMC sources said was "under control".

The blaze engulfed the middle-level floors of Mont Blanc building at Kemps Corner at around 7.30 pm, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control Cell said.

(With Agency inputs)



First Published: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 21:11

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