Mumbai: A major fire broke out on Wednesday in the `Bombay House` building in South Mumbai where offices of the Tata Group are located, killing three people.
The fire broke out at around 0920 hours in the basement of the Bombay House building, the headquarters of the Tata Group.
“The fire started in the basement. We rescued four persons and three of them have succumbed. The fire now is under control,” chief fire officer UK Tatkare told a television channel.
The fourth person has been rushed to Sir JJ Hospital for treatment.
Tatkare added that another two people were rescued from the terrace of the building by fire officials.
The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained, the official said, adding the flames have been brought under control.
The area around Bombay House, located in the heart of Mumbai`s central business district, has been sealed to facilitate relief and rescue operations.