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Mumbai: Fire breaks out at MTNL building in Bandra; 84 rescued so far


Mumbai, July 22: A fire broke out at the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL building) which is located in KC Marg, near the Bandra fire station in Bandra West, Mumbai at 3.10 pm on Monday. More than 84 rescued so far, according to fire brigade officials.

According to reports, it is a Level-3 fire which was declared by Mumbai Fire Department. The fire was confined on the third and fourth floor in ground plus upper nine floored building.

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A Fire fighting team was despatched to the spot and rescue operations are in process.

Chief Fire officer P Rahangdale said, "The entire building is smoke logged, and few people are reportedly trapped on upper floors. Rescue and fire fighting operations are going on."

Fire-related incidents in Mumbai have been unfortunately common in recent times.

Just last week, a fire had erupted on the third floor of a three-storey building near Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba. The most infamous incident related to fire, however, was when a blaze had engulfed a rooftop bar back in December of 2017 in which at least 14 people had lost their lives.

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