Bandra MTNL building fire highlights: Firemen rescue all 84 people stuck on terrace

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Updated:Jul 22, 2019 8:45:05 pm

Mumbai MTNL building fire highlights: As it was working day, many MTNL employees were in the building at the time of the incident.

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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.

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    19:52 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: All 84 people stranded on the terrace rescuedterrace

    All 84 people, who were stranded on the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra have been rescued.  All of them were stuck after a fire broke out in the MTNL building. No reports of any casualty.

    19:15 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: 30-35 people still trapped

    Two firemen have been admitted to a hospital after they experienced suffocation. 60 people have been evacuated so far. 30-35 still trapped on the terrace. Rescue operation on .

    18:38 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: Blaze confines to third and fourth floor

    The blaze is confined to the third and fourth floors of the building. An official said that all those still stuck on the terrace will be rescued soon. he however added that there is still no clear pictuure on the third and fourth floor, reported PTI.

    18:34 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations on

    A woman who also managed to come out of the building, told PTI that after coming to know of the fire theey atsrted searching for the fire which had become partially invisible due to heavy smoke. "We had closed the windows and doors of our office. Fire brigade people came and rescued us," the agency quited her as saying.

    18:24 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: Firefighters taking help of newly introduced robot

    Firefighters are taking the help of newly introduced robot to douse the fire at the MTNL building in Bandra. While rescue operations are still on, as many as 40 people are still reported to be trapped inside. There is nor reports of any deaths so far. two fire personnel have been admitted in the hospital. Bot were exposed to the smoke that was coming out of the building. 

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    18:07 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Bandra MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: Two fire personnel shifted to hospital

    Two fire brigade officials, exposed to the smoke that is still coming out of the building, have been were shifted to nearby hospital for treatment. The blaze is reportedly confined to the third and fourth floors of the building. All those on the terrace are safe and will be rescued soon, an official said.

    17:57 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai MTNL building fire LIVE Updates: 40 still trapped on terrace

    Fire brigade officials deployed an aerial ladder to rescue 20 persons from the building, where fire broke out this , officials said. Efforts are being made to rescue the nearly 40 more people who are still trapped inside, mostly on the terrace of the nine-floor building, an official said.

    17:41 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Fireman injured during rescue operations

    A fireman has been injured during rescue operations at the BTNL building because of suffocation. He has been admitted to Bhabha Bandra hospital. Speaking about him Dr Pradeep Jadhav has said that the official is stable and just has a breathing problem.

    17:35 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Fresh incident after another one at Churchill Chamber

    The fresh incident of the fire accident occurred a day after the Churchill Chambers building caught fire.   At least one person lost his life in the incident. it was declared a level-2 fire. Soon after the incident, fire brigade official rescued those trapped inside with ladders . Four fire engines were at the spot.

    17:25 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: 22 people recued from the terrace

    The fire brigade has rescued at least 22 people from the terrace so far. There is no report of casualty to or injury. The fire is reportedly confined to third and fourth floor of the ninth story building.  The incident comes after a number of people lost their lives after heavy rains cripple the city recently.  A building had also collapsed recently that saw a number of casualties.

    17:20 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Fire broke out at 3 pm

    The fire reportedly broke out at around 3 pm. The building consists of nine floors. It is incidently located near fire brigade office. Since it was an working day, many MTNL office were inside the building. s many as 100 people are reported to be trapped inside. Efforts are on to rescue those trapped inside.

    17:12 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Rescue operations are on; watch this video

    Rescue operations are on to rescue all those who are trapped inside the building. While the cause of the incident is not known yet, It is suspected that short circuit could be one of the reasons behind.  Watch this video. 

    17:08 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Nearly 100 people feared trapped inside

    Nearly 100 people are feared to be trapped inside the building. The MTNL building where the fire broke out is situated in Bandra.  No reports of injury or dead yet. The firefighters team is already at the spot. Rescue operations are on.  

    17:02 (IST)22 Jul 2019
    Mumbai building fire LIVE Updates: Efforts on to rescue those trapped inside

    Efforts on to rescue people trapped in MTNL building in Bandra. A level 4 fire has broken in the building. Aas many as 14 fire tenders are present at the spot.

    Some people have been rescued so far.An ambulance and six water tankers are at the spot. Efforts are on to rescue those who are trapped inside.