2 killed in Mumbai apartment blaze

2 killed in Mumbai apartment blaze

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two persons were killed on Tuesday in a fire that broke out in an industrialist’s apartment in a residential high-rise in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade area, officials said.

The 20th floor apartment belonged to Bajaj Electricals Chairman and Managing Director Shekhar Bajaj.

The blaze was reported around 6.30 a.m. and eight fire tenders brought it under control within an hour.

Bajaj’s family of around 10 were rescued safely from the conflagration.

The victims were believed to be domestic helpers, the officials added.

Fire in Delhi commercial building

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A major fire broke out on Tuesday in a five-storey commercial building in the national capital, officials said.

The blaze broke out at the flour mill commercial building located on Roashanara road.

“A call was received at 2.45 a.m., following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire official told IANS.

“It took around three hours to douse the flames. No one was injured in the incident,” the official added.

A short circuit was believed to have caused the fire.

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