Fire Engulfs Mumbai Building, Leaving Two Dead and Three Injured (Borivali Fire)
Borivali, October 23 (City Times): (Borivali Fire): A horrific fire engulfed an eight-storey building in Mumbai’s Borivali, claiming the lives of two individuals and leaving three others with injuries. The tragedy unfolded on Monday, leaving a pall of grief and shock in its wake.
The victims have been identified as Glory Walphati, 43, and Josu Gems Robert, just 8 years old. The loss of these lives in such a devastating incident is an irreplaceable tragedy that has deeply affected the local community and their families.
According to the fire department, the incident transpired at around 12:27 pm when the first floor of the building in Sai Baba Nagar became the epicenter of the fire. Tragically, the blaze swiftly advanced to affect the electric wiring and installations on that floor, causing a rapid escalation of the situation.
The aftermath of this catastrophic event saw three individuals suffering from burn injuries. Lakshmi Bura, aged 40, Rajeshwari Bhartare, 24, and Ranjan Subodh Shah, 76, were immediately provided medical attention.
The incident has prompted the local authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire. BJP MLA Sunil Rane commented on the situation, highlighting the critical roles played by the police and fire brigade in determining the origins of the fire.
Rane stated, “After the fire broke out on the first floor, smoke spread up to six-seven floors, due to which a lot of damage occurred in the building…The police and fire brigade are investigating how the fire broke out. We are continuously in contact with them.”
The response to the emergency was swift, with four fire engines and various firefighting vehicles being dispatched to the scene. The efforts to extinguish the flames and assess the extent of the damage are ongoing, and further updates are anticipated.
In a tragic echo of this event, earlier on the same day, another fire incident took place in the Kandivali area of Mumbai, leaving four individuals injured. The blaze ignited on the first floor of a nine-storey building, triggering a swift response from Mumbai Fire Services. Fire tenders were dispatched to the Pavan Dham Veena Santur building upon receiving the report of the blaze at 12:27 pm.
The injured individuals were promptly transported to a nearby hospital for medical care. Fortunately, the blaze was contained to the building’s electric installations, mitigating potential widespread damage.
While these unfortunate incidents serve as stark reminders of the critical importance of fire safety and prevention, they also underscore the courage and dedication of the firefighting and emergency response teams who work tirelessly to protect lives and property during such crises. In the face of adversity, communities come together to support one another, exemplifying the strength of human resilience in the wake of tragedy. (Borivali Fire)