Mumbai: A massive fire broke out at the Pavan Dham Veena Santur Building in Mahaveer Nagar in the Kandivali West area. The fire broke out around 12.30 pm. The incident is a level-1 fire, informed the BMC. Five people sustained injuries in the incident, according to initial update.
According to reports, the fire is confined to electric wiring and installations on the 1st floor of the 8-story building. The BMC, MFB and police rushed to the spot of fire soon after receiving the information.
According to reports, the fire fighting operation is in the process with using two small hose line and first aid lines of four motor pumps.
The fire was finally brought under control at Pavan Dham Veena Santur Building and the electric supply to the building has been disconnected. The fire brigade has started their cooling operation.
2 Dead In Fire Incident
In the latest update on the incident shared by the Municipal Fire Department, two people among the five injured lost their lives. The deceased were identified as Glory Walphati (43) and Josu Gems Robert (8). Both were declared dead on arrival. The injured ones are however undergoing treatment.
One of the injured ones, Rajeshwari Bhartare is in a critical condition as she sustained nearly 100% burn injuries. However, two other Lakshmi Bura and Ranjan Shah suffered 40-50% burn injuries and are undergoing treatment. All the victims were admitted to the Shatabdi hospital in the western suburbs.
Chief Fire Brigade officer, Ravindra Ambulgekar said, "The Prima facie it seems the fire started from the kitchen area. either it might have broken from the PNG or the lamp which was lit in the small mandir of the house. Our investigation is going on. One lady was saying she had doused the lamp and switched off the PNG before going outside. a 94-year-old said the lamp and gas were on, and something spilled on the gas shegadi."
The people who died were living on the fourth floor despite keeping themselves safe in the room, they preferred to run away from the building, and they were trapped in the fire and thick smoke.
The fire fighting system was not functioning, and the notice was issued to the office bearers of the society.