MTNL building at Bandra catches fire; 60 people rescued so far

At least 100 people are believed to be trapped inside and rescue operations for the same are underway


A major fire suddenly broke out inside the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) building at Bandra on Monday evening. More than 100 people are believed to be trapped inside and rescue operations are underway.

Currently, 14 fire tenders have been sent to the MTNL building to douse the fire and bring it under control. According to the reports, firefighters launched a search and rescue operation inside the building and have begun evacuating people from the fire-ridden MTNL office. So far, no injuries or casualties have been reported. 

According to reports received on 5:50 pm, 60 people have been rescued by the fire department.

This is the second fire incident in two days. On July 21, a fire broke out on the third floor of a three-story building near Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba.

Fire Robot at Work

For the first time, the Mumbai Fire Brigade has used the fire robot in order to be more efficient in getting the situation under control. These robots will be used in situations where the risk factor for human firefighters is more. The cost of this robot is about ₹1 crore and the fire brigade will use them under the pilot project for now. 

More details from the incident are awaited.

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