Major fire outbreak in South Mumbai Hotel housing doctors on covid-19 duty

Mumbai: At least 25 people were rescued after a major fire broke out in a five storey hotel in south Mumbai on Wednesday night, officials said.

Twenty five doctors were residing in Hotel Fortune near Metro Cinema when the blaze broke out, according to the fire brigade officials.

 

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The BMC has arranged temporary accommodation for emergency and essential service staffers, including doctors and nurses, in various hotels and lodges in the city due to COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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“The fire spread on the first to third floors of the hotel located on 1st Marine street,” an official said. “It is a level-2 fire and at least eight fire engines have been rushed to the spot.”

The officer said the fire was confined to the electric wiring and cables in the entire electrical duct, and to the false ceiling in the lobby, common passages on first, second and third floors of the hotel.

The hotel housing 25 resident doctors were all safely evacuated.

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