A fire broke out in a 16-storey residential building in Mumbai’s Kanjurmarg suburb on Wednesday morning, causing injuries to seven people, PTI reported. Some residents also suffocated, but there were no casualties.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster control cell received information about the fire on the ground floor of the Royal Park building at 8.07 am, an unidentified official told the agency. The fire brigade personnel arrived at 8.23 am with four fire tenders and as many water tankers.
The personnel managed to control the fire by 9.37 am and it was doused by 11.05 am, the Hindustan Times reported an official as saying. A few people were trapped in the building for a while but were eventually rescued.
The injured residents were taken to Hiranandani and Ankur hospitals and are in a stable condition.
A short circuit in the electricity meter box on the ground floor is suspected to be the source of the blaze, officials told PTI.
There have been several incidents of fire in Mumbai over the past few months. In the worst such incident, 14 people were killed when a blaze erupted at Mojo’s Bistro restaurant in Kamala Mills on December 29.