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Major blaze in Mumbai’s 26-storey building, 7 killed

Major blaze in Mumbai’s 26-storey building, 7 killed

Mumbai: The massive fire that broke out on the 12th floor of high-rise building in the upmarket Kemps corner area in southern part of the city has claimed lives of seven of its residents, fire officials said.

Fire broke out on the 12th floor of the 26-storey Mont Blanc building on Friday evening. Five firefighters, including two officers, were injured while carrying out rescue operations.

"Five residents from the building have died in the blaze. They are yet to be identified. Their bodies have been sent to various hospitals like Jaslok, Breach Candy, JJ hospital and Nair hospital," a official told PTI.

"There were some cylinders, which apparently exploded, injuring five firemen including two officers," sources said.
14 fire engines, seven water tankers and four ambulances were rushed to the spot, sources said, adding that the cause of the fire was not yet known.

A fire brigade officer said that fire was mostly put out, while BMC sources said was "under control".

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