A massive fire broke out at a 61-storey residential building in Mumbai on Friday. The fire broke out at the 19th floor of the building at Lalbaug area. Fourteen fire tenders are on the spot to douse the flame.
The incident is reported from Mumbai’s luxury One Avighna Park society. One person died till the filing of this report.
The visuals showed a man falling from the building’s 19th floor that was engulfed in flames. The massive fire sent thick plumes of black smoke in the air that could be seen for miles.
A senior KEM Hospital official said that the man, identified as Arun Tiwari, 30, was brought to the hospital at around 12.45 pm. He was declared brought dead.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar and other senior district officials have reached the spot to oversee rescue operations.
“The Fire and Rescue department reached the spot as soon as they received the news about the incident. So many people have been rescued and the efforts are still on. One man jumped off the building in panic. We can’t say that the fire fighting team failed in this. Please don’t spread rumours,” Ms Pednekar said.