Crystal Tower Fire: Death Toll Climbs to 4 After Massive Blaze at 16-Floor Residential Building in Mumbai’s Parel

Two Dead in Fire at Mumbai’s Crystal Towers, 14 Others Rescued

Four people were killed after a fire broke out at Crystal Tower in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday morning. More than 10 people were injured and rushed to hospital, while rescue operations continued at the residential building. The blaze broke out at the 9th and 10th floor of the 16-storey building which is located near Hindmata Cinema. As per initial information, the fire is suspected to have been caused by short-circuit.

The blaze broke out at the 9th and 10th floor of the building which has 16 floors. Ten fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and officials termed it a Level-2 fire. Twenty fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and officials termed it a Level-2 fire. In June of 2018, a major blaze had broken out at Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi which was doused after five hours, according to officials from the fire department. More than 90 residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

A fire broke out in Crystal Tower near Hindmata Cinema in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday morning. Several people were trapped inside the building, who were rescued with the help of a crane. No report of casualties has emerged till now. Initially, 10 fire-fighting tenders were pressed into service. Later, an additional 10 fire tenders and four water tankers have been rushed to the spot.

The fire, which broke out on the 12th floor of the building, spread across the 13th, 14th and 15th floors of the Crystal Towers.Four people have been rescued so far. Those rescued were shifted to the hospital. The fire, initially classified as Level 2, was later jacked up to Level 3.

The fire brigade control room got a message about the blaze on 12th floor of the ‘Crystal Tower’ building, located near Hindmata Cinema, at 8.32 am, said an official in the fire department.The smoke from the raging fire spread rapidly and residents were trapped on the building’s staircases, Mumbai Fire Brigade chief P S Rahangdale said.

On December 29, 2017, a massive fire broke out in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound which claimed the lives of 14 people. Following the incident, the local authorities introduced several strict measures to ensure safety norms. 

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