Mumbai: 16 firefighters suffocate in Worli’s Sadhana House firehttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mumbai-fire-breaks-out-in-worlis-sadhana-house-5515079/

Mumbai: 16 firefighters suffocate in Worli’s Sadhana House fire

The Mumbai Fire Department, which has rushed 14 fire engines to the site to douse the flames, has declared it a Level IV fire incident.

Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Worli's Sadhana House, twelve firefighters suffocated
Fire on the ground floor of Sadhana House in Worli. (Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Sixteen firefighters suffered from suffocation as they tried to douse a fire thatbroke out on the ground floor of Sadhana House in Worli, Mumbai, on Saturday evening. An 85-year-old woman died in a locality nearby, allegedly due to uneasiness fromt the fumes caused by the fire.

The fire at Sadhana House (G+4), located next to BDD Chawl, behind Mahindra Tower, was reported around 4.45pm. The Mumbai Fire Department has declared it a Level IV fire incident and pressed 14 fire engines to douse the flames.

Two firefighters, Vishal Vishvarsao and Swati Satpute, were injured and have been taken to KEM Hospital. Twelve more firefighters were admitted to Poddar Hospital after they complained of suffocation. However, according to the hospital authorities, all their conditions are stable.

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Firefighters in action. (Express Photo)

This is the second fire incident in a day in Mumbai after an under-construction building behind Kamala Mills compound caught fire on Saturday morning. The fire was doused later after five fire tenders arrived at the spot.

On Thursday too, a fire broke out at the 14th floor of Sargam Society (G+16) at building number 35, B Wing, in Chembur, in suburban Mumbai’s Tilak Nagar area. At least five people died and two others, including a fireman, were injured in the incident.