Mumbai: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Byculla Residential Building, 11 Hospitalised; Video Surfaces

Mumbai: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Byculla Residential Building, 11 Hospitalised; Video Surfaces

The cause of the fire remains unknown. It broke out on the third floor of the 24-story building as the residents above slept unawares.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Thursday, November 23, 2023, 01:50 PM IST
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A massive blaze was reported from MHADA Building No 3-C at Ghodapdev in Byculla | Mishika Singh/ X

A fire broke out at a 24-story residential building in south Mumbai's Byculla, suffocating nearly eleven people. The fire broke out on the third floor of a (3C) building at Ghodapdev's New Hind Mill Mhada Compound in Byculla at around 3:30 am on Thursday.

Mumbai Fire Brigade responded quickly

After a massive blaze was reported, the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) responded quickly to a Level-I fire. The incident was reported at 3:43 hrs, and MFB declared the incident Level-I at 4:09 hrs. The cause of the fire remains unknown, even as the residents above slept unawares.

Approximately 136 residents rescued

Mounting a massive rescue operation, the MFB and others were able to rescue approximately 136 residents who were trapped on the upper floors of the building. According to the BMC Disaster Control, they rescued 25 individuals from the terrace, 30 from the 15th-level refuge floor, and 80 from the 22nd floor.

The fire was primarily confined to the electric metre cabin, electric wire, electric cable, and electric installation, and scrap material in electric ducts, garbage and refuse material in garbage ducts stretching from the 1st to the 24th floors, MFB reported.

After battling the blaze for more than four hours, it was ultimately doused at about 07:20 hrs, with no casualties reported, civic body confirmed.

Injured people are under observation

Those who have been injured have been shifted to KEM, Nair, and JJ Hospitals for treatment. Among those injured at KEM Hospital are Lakshmi Raut (70), Archana More (75), Pranay Tambole (28), Archana Nilesh More, Mumtaz (60), Parvatibai Tambole (85), Abhish (36), Vishal Vijay More (34), and Lata Tambole (67). Razaq Khan (80) and Savita Karade (48) are in Nair and JJ Hospital. All are under observation, and their conditions are stable.

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