Bandra MTNL building fire highlights: After close to four hours of efforts, the firefighters finall rescued as many as 84 people from the terrace of the MTNL building in Mumbai, after a huge fire broke out at 3 pm. Within minutes, 14 fire tenders reached the spot and began rescue operations. Two firemen were hospitalised after they inhaled the smoke that was coming out. There were no reports of any casualty.
The day being Monday, many MTNL employees were in the building at the time of the incident. While the reason behind the incident is still not known, there are reports that the incident might have occurred due to the short circuit.
On Sunday, a person lost his life and another got injured, while 13 others were rescued after a fire in Colaba’s Churchill Chambers. The deceased was in the innermost room of an apartment to protect himself from the blaze. A person inhaled a lot of smoke, after which he was shifted to an Intensive Care Unit. Firefighters rescued 13 others using ladders and other methods.