Four die in fire at high-rise Crystal Tower in Mumbai’s Parel

Residents wait for help from fire fighters at 'Crystal Tower', in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Residents wait for help from fire fighters at 'Crystal Tower', in Mumbai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

KEM Hospital Dean Dr. Avinash Supe says that of the 16 victims, three have been admitted in the surgery department, and 11 in the emergency medicine department.

Four people were killed and several injured in a fire that broke out on the 12th floor of a high-rise residential building in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday morning.

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, of the 20 people rushed to the KEM Hospital, four — three males and a female senior citizen — were declared ‘dead on arrival’ and 16 others were stable.

 

 

 

KEM Hospital Dean Dr. Avinash Supe said that of the 16 victims — 10 males and 6 females — suffering mixed injuries, asphyxia and burns, three have been admitted in the surgery department, and 11 in the emergency medicine department.

The fire brigade control room received a message about the blaze at Crystal Tower, near Hindmata Cinema, around 8.30 a.m.

The smoke from the raging fire spread rapidly and residents were trapped on the building’s staircases, Mumbai Fire Brigade chief P.S. Rahangdale said, adding that efforts were on to douse the flames and rescue the residents of the building.

Some residents of Crystal Tower after being rescued from the blaze in their high-rise building in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Some residents of Crystal Tower after being rescued from the blaze in their high-rise building in Mumbai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

 

Level-4 fire

Eight fire engines and four tankers have been pressed into action.

The Level-2 fire was later declared as a Level-4 fire and rescue operations are underway.

A view of the residential building in Mumbai where a fire broke out on Wednesday morning.

A view of the residential building in Mumbai where a fire broke out on Wednesday morning.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

 

(With inputs from Ajeet Mahale, PTI)

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