All the seven injured were admitted to the National Burns Centre (NBC) in Airoli (Photo Credit: ANI)
Seven firemen were injured during a firefighting operation after a major blaze broke out in a 21-storey residential building in Navi Mumbai on Saturday morning, officials said. The fire broke out at a high-rise in Seawoods-Darave area of Navi Mumbai. The fire, which was triggered by an explosion of a gas cylinder, broke out in a duplex flat located on the top two floors of Sea Home Apartment in Seawoods near Palm Beach Road, the officials said. Big flames were seen engulfing an entire floor of the 21-storey building.
All the seven injured were admitted to the National Burns Centre (NBC) in Airoli, where three of them are in the intensive care unit (ICU).
"A cylinder blast in the duplex flat, spread over the top two floors, triggered the fire around 6.30 am," chief of the Navi Mumbai Disaster Control Room, Dadasaheb Chabukswar, said. The fire has been doused and cooling operation is underway, he said.
The injured were identified as station officer V D Koli (50), assistant station officer J P Gade (40) (both from Nerul Fire Station) and five firemen- J B Bhoye (40), D N Jawale (43), S L Joshi (43), M T Pawar (40) and B A Thakrey (39)- belonging to different fire stations, Chabukswar added. Investigation into the incident is on, he said.