Fire in Mumbai highrise, 18 rescued

DN Bureau

At least 18 persons were rescued after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a 15-storey residential building in the posh Malabar Hill area.

Site Of Incident
Site Of Incident

Mumbai: At least 18 persons were rescued after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a 15-storey residential building in the posh Malabar Hill area here on Wednesday evening, officials said.

A fireman had to be admitted to hospital after suffering suffocation.

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The blaze had been brought under control by 11 pm.

Officials said the fire erupted on the fifth floor of Palma Building located near the famous Hanging Gardens around 7 pm.

Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot and 18 persons were rescued from the building with great efforts, they said.

As the building is located at the end of a narrow alley, it was challenging for the firemen to use fire-fighting equipment, officials said.

The building's fire-fighting system was not in working condition, they added.

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Rahul Kavate, a fireman, suffered suffocation due to smoke and was taken to the government-run GT Hospital. He was undergoing treatment.

The cause of the fire was not yet known, officials said. (PTI)

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