Mumbai fire Last update: According to the fire brigade, four firefighters have sustained injuries while trying to extinguish the fire. In addition, 18 residents were injured while four people were killed in the fire.
A statement from the fire brigade said that the Crystal Tower was declared unsafe. The authorities were asked to shut down the electrical supply and water supply of the tower and the fire brigade also asked the police to book responsible persons for criminal negligence.
Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar praised the firefighting department and the Mumbai police for their quick response. He said that the first investigation showed that the fire was caused by a short circuit in an apartment on the 12th floor. He also said that a thorough investigation will be started and that someone found guilty will not be spared.
Two more people succumbed to their wounds in the hospital, with the total toll rising to four. More than 10 people were injured during the incident and the rescue operations started.
Two people reportedly lost their lives in a fire in a residential building, Crystal Tower at Hindmata Cinema in Pearl. Fourteen people were injured.
A level-3 fire that broke out earlier on Wednesday in Crystal Tower at Hindmata Cinema in Parel is now drowned out, according to reports. Officials from the fire brigade went into the building to look for an imprisoned person. A total of eight people were rescued and sent to the KEM hospital, ANI reported.
According to earlier reports, 20 fire services were rushed to Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Parel, where fire broke out on the 12th floor of the building. No victims have yet been reported.
#UPDATING20 firefighters rushed to Crystal Tower at Hindmata Cinema in Parel where fire broke out on the 12th floor of the tower. No victims have been reported so far. People caught inside are rescued using taps. Some people were taken to hospital after salvation. Recovery operation.#Mumbai pic.twitter.com/VDLuYdDIqE – ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018
Initially, ten fire service assignments were rushed to the site. The fire department initially said that it was a level-2 fire The Hindustan Timesbut it was quickly upgraded to level-3 fire. The fire broke out on the 12th floor of the residential building, the reports reported. The crystal tower has a total of sixteen floors.
#UPDATING: The Level-2 fire that broke out in Crystal Tower at Hindmata Cinema in Pearl is now Level 3 fire. Ten tenders for firefighting have rushed to the site. People who are stuck in the tower are saved using a crane. Rescue operation is under way. #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/stUgBaQQzX – ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018
ANI reported that people who were stuck in the building were rescued using crane birds.
In June 2018, a major fire broke out in Beaumonde Towers at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, which collapsed after five hours, according to fire brigade officials. More than 90 residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported.