Fire Burns Mumbai High-Rise; Man Jumps to His Death

Sohini Goswami

Hindustan Times, New Delhi

(MCT)

Oct. 22—A fire broke out at a high-rise in central Mumbai leading to the death of a 30-year-old man.

The level-three fire was reported from the 60-storied building, named One Avighna Park, in the Currey Road area of central Mumbai. The fire was reported around 11.51am from the 19th floor.

One person, identified as Arun Tiwari jumped from the 19th floor of the building to escape the blaze, was declared dead on arrival at the civic-body run KEM Hospital, the BMC’s Disaster Management Cell said.

Mayor Kishori Pednekar and other senior officials have reached the spot. About 24 vehicles are on spot for firefighting services.

Initially, the Mumbai fire department had said there was no report of injuries. The cause of the blaze was yet to be ascertained.

(With inputs from Mumbai bureau)

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