Mumbai Bandra MTNL Building Fire HIGHLIGHTS: All 84 people stranded on the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra West have been rescued by the firefighters, Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade said. A major fire had broken out inside the MTNL building in Mumbai’s Bandra West in the afternoon.
Fourteen fire engines and other equipment, including a robot van and an ambulance, are at the spot to douse the level-four fire. The fire is confined to the 3rd and 4th floor of the nine-storey building, situated at SV Road in suburban Bandra. No casualties have been reported so far.
A fireman got injured during rescue operations due to suffocation. He has been admitted to Bhabha Bandra hospital. “He is stable. Just has breathing problem,” said superintendent Dr Pradeep Jadhav.
Mumbai Bandra MTNL Building Fire HIGHLIGHTS: Around 14 fire engines are at the spot to douse the level-four fire. Follow LIVE updates here.
Mumbai MTNL building blaze: How a robot came to aid of the fire brigade
As the Mumbai Fire Brigade carried out rescue operations in the MTNL building in Bandra West Monday, a robot was seen assisting them in dousing the fire. The firefighting robot, worth Rs 88 lakh, is being seen as an alternative to human firefighters in situations which may prove dangerous to them.
The robot can be remote controlled and is fitted with a thermal imaging camera to identify the number of people trapped and assist in zero visibility conditions. This will help it in situations where visibility is low due to smoke and dust. Read more
Corruption in fire, structural audits of buildings: Ashok Chavan
Congress leader Ashok Chavan Monday alleged "large-scale corruption" in fire and structural audits of buildings in Mumbai and asked the Shiv Sena-ruled local civic body to own up its "mismanagement".
Reacting to Monday's blaze in MTNL building in suburban Bandra, the former Maharashtra chief minister said according to reports, the fire audit of the nine-storey structure was done just last year.
"If this is true, people need to know why the fire brigade had difficulty in rescuing those trapped. Fire brigade faced difficulties due to the small windows and closed structure of the building. This is a serious issue and its cognisance should be taken," Chavan said.
"Whether its fire audit or structural audit of buildings, recent incidents of fire and building collapse in the city have proved that there is a large-scale corruption. The civic body should own up responsibility of this failure," he said.
All 84 people have been rescued from the terrace
All 84 people stranded on the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra West which caught fire on Monday have been rescued.
Mumbai Bandra MTNL Building Fire update: At least 35 people still stranded on the terrace
The Mumbai Fire Brigade has rescued 60 people from the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra where a major fire broke out in the afternoon. Close to 35 people are still stranded on the terrace.
Bandra West MTNL building fire: 60 people rescued
60 people rescued so far from the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra West.
Fire update: So far more than 60 person rescued from MTNL Telephone Exchange building in Bandra west. Rescue operations and fire fighting on: Fire Brigade#Mumbai #BMC— laxman singh (@Laxmantweetsss) July 22, 2019
Pics: Mumbai Fire Brigade @ie_mumbai @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/IgxbxHcrsf
Robot Van used to douse fire in MTNL building in Bandra
Mumbai Fire Brigade is taking the help of the newly introduced robot to douse the fire at the MTNL building in Bandra.
Mumbai Fire Brigade is taking the help of the newly introduced robot to douse the fire at the MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited) building in Bandra. pic.twitter.com/94DdzWdgz4— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2019
Mumbai MTNL building fire: People being rescued from the terrace of the building
Mumbai Fire Brigade rescuing people stranded on top of the MTNL building in Bandra on Monday. A major fire broke out at the building which happens to be just behind the fire station office in Bandra West. At least 22 people have been rescued yet. (Express photo)
Fireman injured during rescue operations at MTNL buidling
A fireman has got injured during rescue operations due to suffocation. He has been admitted to Bhabha Bandra hospital. “He is stable. Just has breathing problem,” said superintendent Dr Pradeep Jadhav.
Mumbai Bandra MTNL Building Fire: Fire brigade rescues at least 22 people from the terrace
The Mumbai Fire Brigade has rescued at least 22 people stuck on the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra. No casuality has been reported yet.
Fire breaks out at MTNL building in Bandra West
Welcome to the LIVE blog. A level four fire broke out at the MTNL building situated at SV Road in Bandra West. At least 100 people are trapped on the terrace of the building. 14 fire engines are present at the spot to douse the fire. Track this space to get live updates from the spot.