Fire in Mumbai 4-Storey Building Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Hurt

A fire broke out in the Churchill Chamber building near the Taj Mahal hotel in south Mumbai’s Colaba, on 21 July.

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Fire in Mumbai 4-Storey Building Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Hurt

A fire broke out at a four-storey building near the Taj Mahal hotel in south Mumbai's Colaba on Sunday, 21 July, leaving one dead and one seriously injured. Firefighters have reached the site and a few people are feared to still be trapped inside.

The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Shyam Aiyar.

The fire brigade got a call around 12:17 pm about the blaze in the ground plus four-storey building, located on Merry Weather Road, a fire official said.

"Following the level-2 fire, smoke engulfed the entire premises," he said.

Fire fighters rushed to the spot and managed to rescue 14 people, including some senior citizens, with the help of ladders, the official said.

Some of those rescued complained of breathing problems due to inhalation of smoke and were admitted to a State-run hospital, he said.

A search was underway for those trapped in the building, he said.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he said, adding that four fire engines and as many water tankers were at the spot and efforts were still on to douse the flames.

(With inputs from PTI)

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