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Death toll in Mumbai highrise fire rises to 5; two others injured

The level-3 blaze broke out on the 10th floor of Sargam Society near Ganesh Garden in Tilak Nagar.

Death toll in Mumbai highrise fire rises to 5; two others injured
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Mumbai: Five people were killed and two others injured, including a fireman, after a fire broke out at a 15-storey building in Mumbai's Tilaknagar area on Thursday. The level-3 blaze broke out on the 10th floor of Sargam Society near Ganesh Garden in Tilak Nagar.

The building is located in suburban Tilak Nagar, where a search and rescue operation by the Mumbai Fire Brigade went for hours. An official from the Disaster Management Unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, "Our fire brigade control room got information about the incident at 7.51 pm after which our fire-fighting team along with an ambulance rushed to the spot."

"The blaze started on the 10th floor of the building, Sargam Society (G+16), located near Ganesh Garden in Tilak Nagar," he said.

The fire brigade team rescued four people from the floor and admitted them to the nearby Rajawadi Hospital, where three people, including two women, were declared dead by the hospital authorities, the official said.

The fourth person, who received injuries, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The fire has been brought under control, but its cause will be known only after an inquiry, the official added.

(With PTI inputs)