A high rise in Mumbai South encountered huge trouble as a massive fire broke out in the top floors of the high rise. The high rise also includes the home of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. The fire began at the 33rd floor of the 34 storied Beaumonde towers located at Prabha Devi, Mumbai.
About 90 residents were safely rescued without any injuries or casualties, as the spot witnessed the immediate arrival of 6 fire engines, 5 jumbo tankers and an ambulance as well. While the actual cause of the fire is yet to be analyzed and identified, the passersby have said that they saw a plume of fire around the area, and it was further impacted by the sea breeze.
The Mumbai police had said that
adequate actions were taken to bring the blaze under control. They had also
updated the status of the rescue operation in their twitter handle. The fire
had reportedly been initiated from the 33rd floor around 2 pm, and now, it
has been reported that the top 2 floors are badly impacted. Deepika Padukone
stays in an apartment in the 26th floor of the high rise.
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