Fire breaks out in 61-storeyed Mumbai building
Mumbai, October 22, 2021
A fire erupted on the 19th floor of a 61-storeyed residential building in south Mumbai, sending panic waves though no casualties have been reported.
The blaze broke out in the Avigna Park building in Currey Road around noon, with thick clouds of smoke billowing out, sending the residents scurrying out to safety.
At least 15 fire-tenders rushed to the spot and battled the conflagration, attempting to stop the flames from spreading to the higher floors. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was also present at the scene.
A majority of the residents managed to evacuate themselves, including several senior citizens and children.
The cause of the blaze, tentatively believed to be due to an electrical short-circuit, is being probed and the building reportedly has all fire safety measures in place, said the residents.