Published On : Tue, Apr 12th, 2016

Massive fire breaks out in Bhiwandi; 150 people feared trapped

mumbai-factory-fire_650x400_41460433200Mumbai/Nagpur: A 4-floor building in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra caught fire on Tuesday. Nearly 20 people have been rescued so far but over 50 others are feared trapped in the building.

Initial reports suggest that the fire erupted around 8:45 AM on Tuesday. The building is a powerloom factory as well as a residential complex.

The fire is spreading across the floors. The building is a powerloom factory as well as a residential complex.

bhiwandi-fire3The garment factory and its godown is situated on the first floor of the building. The second and third floor of the building houses residential apartments.

The fire is spreading across the floors. Rescue officials at the spot are pulling out people from the floors with the help of ladders.

The area situated close to Thane, is a hub of powerlooms.


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