Mumbai highrise catches fire, no casualtiesNovember 18th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Fire broke out on the ninth floor of a building in suburban Bandra Thursday. Ten people were rescued, and a fireman sustained minor injuries, an official said, adding the blaze has been contained.
“It took us three hours and many fire engines and water tankers to control the fire,” chief fire officer Uday Tatkare told reporters.
The 10-storey building belonged to real estate company Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL).
The cause of the fire is not clear yet, he said, adding that no casualties have been reported.
More than 16 fire tenders and six water tankers were rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control.
HDIL officials remained unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts.
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