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Mumbai, Sep. 16: Around 60 individuals were successfully evacuated from a building in Kurla after it was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Saturday, as per official reports.
The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. within a 12-story SRA Building No. 7 in Kurla West. The fire initially originated within the building’s electrical systems, including wires and some discarded materials, subsequently spreading through the electrical ducts from the ground floor all the way up to the 12th floor. This unfortunate development left numerous residents residing on the upper levels trapped within the building.
The Mumbai Fire Brigade promptly responded to the inferno, diligently working to combat the rapidly spreading fire. Simultaneously, another team was mobilized to execute the challenging task of rescuing those trapped within the building.
In a commendable effort, fire personnel managed to safely extract up to 60 residents who had become trapped amid the thick smoke on various floors. Regrettably, 43 of these individuals suffered from suffocation and respiratory distress due to smoke inhalation. They have since been admitted to various hospitals for medical treatment.
The dedicated efforts of the firefighting teams ultimately led to the successful extinguishing of the fire. Subsequently, a cooling operation was initiated, as reported by the BMC Disaster Control.