5 Die As Fire Breaks Out In Mumbai Highrise
A major fire broke out in a highrise building in Mumbai’s Tilak Nagar area on December 27. The blaze started on the 10th floor of the 16-storey Sargam Society where a rescue operation by the Mumbai Fire Brigade is underway. While the fire has been brought under control, the cause of it is yet to be established. Five people have been killed while two have been injured in the accident so far.
Sargam Society, which was earlier a two-storey structure with 36 tenements, was redeveloped in 2015 into a highrise. The society now has three wings with 150 flats. This redevelopment has caused the lanes of the locality to become congested due to parking issues.
In a similar incident, over 12 passengers fell sick after smoke was detected in the Kolkata Metro on December 27. An alarm was raised when smoke was seen coming out of a Dum Dum-bound Metro train soon after it left the Maidan Station. While the passengers were safely evacuated, the Metro services were temporarily suspended for an hour and were later resumed.
With inputs from Housing News