Mumbai: Two killed in fire at Maker Tower, situation under control

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 18 : At least two were killed after a major fire broke out on the 21th floor of Mumbai's Maker Tower in Cuffe Parade area in wee hours of Tuesday morning.

Eight fire-tending vehicles were rushed to the spot. Two people were rushed to the hospital and were declared dead on arrival. A fire brigade official confirmed that the flat that was gutted belonged to Bajaj Electricals Managing Director Shekhar Bajaj.

"Fire broke out in 21st floor there's a flat of 3000 sq/ft. In that flat there are 8 members of Bajaj's family and have safely evacuated them. There were other people also on the floor and all have been evacuated," said Chief Fire Officer P.S. Rahangdale. "We have rescued around 11 people, while the fire stretched to the servant quarter and two of them have been brutally scorched.

The situation is under control now and are investigating the reason for fire," he added..

Source: ANI