Major fire breaks out at court in India's financial capital Mumbai

Kristopher Drake
January 9, 2018

The fire brigade got a call at 7.14 am about the blaze in the court building, located near the campus of the Mumbai University in the southern parts of the city, the official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management unit said.

Seven fire engines and four water tankers were rushed to the studio to control the fire.

Fortunately, no casualties have been reported in the incident.

This is not the first time the civic body has issued a notice to a Mumbai studio for flouting fire safety norms.

The charred body of a 20-year-old technician whodied in a fire at Cinevista studio in suburban Kanjurmarg onSaturday evening, has been recovered from the spot. The fire was successfully brought under control by 8.30 am and no causalities were reported.

Reports state that the fire started during the shooting of the TV serial, "Bepanah".

Although the studio had fire-fighting equipment installed, it was not functional, said fire officials. That's a very great news because reports are suggesting that by the time of the fire there were around 150 people inside the studio. However, since it was early morning, there were not much people and later even the court operations in the day went on without any disturbance.

This turns out to be the third major fire incident in Mumbai post Kamala Mills fire on December 29 and Sakinaka fire on December 18 which together claimed lives of at least 30 people.

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