Crystal tower toll climbs to 4 after massive blaze

16-Floor residential building in Parel engulfed in fire


Four people were killed after a fire broke out at Crystal Tower in Mumbai’s Parel area on Wednesday morning. Four people have been so far have been reported dead while more than 10 people were injured and rushed to hospital. Rescue operations were still going on at the time of writing this piece.

The blaze broke out at the 9th and 10th floor of the 16-storey building which is located near Hindmata Cinema. As per initial information, the fire is suspected to have been caused by short-circuit.

The smoke from the raging fire spread rapidly and residents were trapped on the building’s staircases, Mumbai Fire Brigade chief P S Rahangdale said.

Twenty fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and officials termed it a Level-2 fire.

In June of 2018, a major blaze had broken out at Beaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Prabhadevi which was doused after five hours, according to officials from the fire department. More than 90 residents were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

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