A massive blaze erupted at the Rail View building at Mumbai's Kurla, near the Lokmanya Tilak Terminal, on Saturday, at around 2.40pm. The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) declared it to be a level-2 fire, and reported that it broke out on the 12th floor of the building.
People were seen clinging to the side of the building as they desperately attempted to escape the smoke and conflagration.
MFB said that rescue operations were underway and that 33 residents have been rescued so far, news agency ANI reported.
People have been rescued from various places such are parapet walls, rooms, terraces and staircases and no injuries have been reported so far.
The fire has been brought under control and no injuries have been reported, said the Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
An enormous amount of smoke was seen pouring out of the building; however, no injuries have been reported so far.
While firemen have reached the spot and rescue operations are underway, of particular concern is how to evacuate the residents of the building. There is currently no word on how many people are trapped in the building; however, people can be seen perched on the windows to escape the dense smoke.
MFB mobilised at least 2 fire engines to combat the blaze. In addition, ambulances and police personnel were also deployed to the scene.
Further details awaited
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