Fire breaks out at Mumbai Session Court premises, no casualties reported yet

08 January 2018, 11:56 AM

A fire broke out at the premises of Mumbai Session Court in Karamveer Bhaurao Marg on Monday morning, reported news agency ANI. 

At least five fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. As per last reports coming on the incident, the fire was brought under the control. No casualties have been reported.

The fire brigade got a call at 7.14 am about the blaze in the court building, located near the campus of the Mumbai University in South Mumbai, the official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management unit said.       

The fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot, he said. "Efforts are on to douse the flames," he said. The cause of fire was not yet known, he said, addingthat an investigation will be carried out into the incident.            

This is the fifth fire incident in the city in the last 20 days. Twelve people were killed when a massive fire broke outat a snack shop in Saki Naka-Kurla area here on December 18.       

Later, 14 people were killed in a fire at an upscale pubin the Kamala Mills compound on December 29. On another incident on January 4, four persons, including two children, died and five were seriously injured after anupper floor of a residential building in suburban Marol caughtfire.      

Besides, a 20-year-old man, who worked for a television serial production unit, was killed in a fire at the Cine Vistafilm studio in suburban Kanjurmarg on January 6.

This is sixth incident of fire reported in Mumbai, since the Kamala Mills fire incident on December 29, which left 14 people dead. The other fire incidents in the financial capital of India were in Marol in Andheri East, killing a family of four, Nagpada in Mumbai Central, Cinevista film studio in Kanjurmarg, and another fire in Lower Parel.  

First Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 09:25 AM

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