mumbai building fire

A fire broke out at the MTNL building in Bandra West in Mumbai on Monday, July 22.The fire brigade said that more than 60 people have been rescued so far. No casualities have been reported yet.

14 fire engines have been called to the scene. The fire was first put under the level II (minor) category but it has now escalated to level IV (major). 

The nine-storey building is situated on SV Road in suburban Bandra. Most of the people are stuck on the third and fourth floor of the building.

The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet but many eyewitnesses said that they smelt burning wires before the fire began at around 4 PM. 

The incident comes just a day after a fire broke out the Churchill Chamber building near the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai's Colaba.