Fire breaks out in 15th floor of Kharghar high- rise

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A mas­sive fire broke out at Giri­raj Apart­ments at sec­tor 20 at Kharghar on Wed­nes­day evening.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the fire broke out at one flat on the 15th floor around 8.30pm and soon en­gulfed the en­tire floor. The fire brigade of­fi­cials as well as the po­lice reached the spot on time and doused the fire af­ter al­most two hours.

“The rea­son be­hind the fire is still not clear. We heard some wooden fur­ni­tures caught fire in that flat. We are try­ing to un­der­stand the ac­tual rea­son be­hind the in­ci­dent,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Kharghar po­lice sta­tion.

“We heard only one per­son suf­fered mi­nor in­juries in the ac­ci­dent and he has been shifted to a hos­pi­tal. All othe res­i­dents of the build­ing are hale and hearty,” he said.

Around 300 peo­ple from the area gath­ered at the spot. The po­lice man­aged the crowd and evac­u­ated the build­ing be­fore it was too late. (Left) School­child­ren per­form at at NMSA Grounds on Tues­day. (Below) Fire of­fi­cials and po­lice­women march at the func­tion on Tues­day.

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