Mumbai: 3 Die in Mantralaya fire  ,  all other trapped rescued [Pictures from Rons Bantwal]

Rons Bantwal

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Three people were charred to death and 16 injured in a raging inferno that engulfed the top floors of the seven storied building of the Maharashtra Secretariat, Mantralaya, on Thursday afternoon, injuring 16 and gutting most of the administrative offices there including that of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. The three victims are believed to be visitors. Some persons are also reported to be missing.

10:22 PM Two bodies recovered from the 6th floor of secretariat

A major fire broke out today at ’Mantralaya’, the Maharashtra govt Secretariat, gutting three floors of the 7-storey building including CM offices and injuring at least 11 people.

All people trapped at secretariat rescued

Injured have been taken to JJ hospital, GT hospital and St George hospital. Team of 50 doctors present al all the three hospitals

Reports say at least 11 people have been injured and taken to 3 hospitals in Mumbai

Mumbai: A massive fire has broken out at the Maharashtra Secretariat or Mantralaya building in south Mumbai. More than 20 fire engines are fighting the flames. No casualties have been reported so far, but several people are still feared trapped inside the building.

The fire began on the fourth floor of the building at around 2:45 pm and has now reached the sixth floor where Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s office is located. Sources say the Chief Minister was inside the building but has been rescued.Files related to the Adarsh building scam are also stored on fourth floor. However, there is nothing so far to establish that the fire was not an accident.
Evacuations are under way. Force One, Maharashtra’s elite security force, has also been called in for help.

Approximately 200-300 people were inside the seven-storey building when the fire broke out.

The exact cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained. But sources say air conditioning short circuit may have caused it.

Major fire broke out at Mantralaya in Mumbai. In pic rescue & firefighting on the spot. pictues from Rons Bantwal


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