Fire breaks out at building near Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, one dead

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New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2019 3:12:00 PM

The blaze on the 3rd floor of Churchill Chamber building on Merryweather Road is of Level-2 category.

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A fire broke out on Sunday afternoon in a building near Taj Mahal Hotel in the Colaba area of Mumbai. The blaze on the 3rd floor of Churchill Chamber building on Merryweather Road is of Level-2 category, reported news agency ANI.

Authorities were quick to respond and the fire-fighting operations are being carried out.

However, concerns mounted after several people were trapped in the Churchill Chamber building. The incident was first reported at around 12.15 pm. The fire brigade personnel have rescued six persons so far, an official told news agency PTI. The level-2 fire is confined to the ground plus the four-storey structure that was engulfed by a cloud of thick smoke, said the fire brigade official.

As per the preliminary information received, the blaze took place on the third floor and the rescue operations are underway. The cause of the fire is not yet clear, BMC ward official Nitin Arte said in a report published by the Indian Express.

Reports have now emerged that the fire has left one person dead and one injured while others have been rescued. More details are awaited.

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