BREAKING: 5 Dead In Mumbai’s Chembur Fire

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Update: 5 dead and 2 people injured including a fireman in the fire that broke out on 14th floor of Sargam Society in Chembur, Mumbai. Firefighting operation still underway

Mumbai: At least three senior citizens were killed and one more injured in a major fire that engulfed the top floors of a residential building, here on Thursday, officials said.

The fire broke out on the 10th floor of the 16-storied Sangam building and quickly spread upwards, trapping many of the residents there, in Tilak Nagar suburb of northeast Mumbai.

At least five fire tenders were rushed to battle the fire, around 8 pm, and rescue operations are continuing, according to BMC Disaster Control.

Of the four casualties rushed to the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, three were pronounced dead. They are: Sunita Joshi (72), Bhalchandra Joshi (71) and Suman Shrinivas Joshi (83).

A senior male citizen, Shrinivas Joshi, 86 yrs, has been admitted and being treated for suffocation.