Mumbai; Fire At Sessions Court, Fifth City Fire In 20 Days

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Fire Breaks Out At Sessions Court In Mumbai, Fifth In City In 20 Days

Mumbai: A fire broke out in the sessions court building in south Mumbai's Fort today. According to the Disaster Management Cell, the fire broke out around 7 am.

According to reports, an audio assistant working at the studio named Gopi Verma died in the fire. No casualties have been reported so far. "We are trying our best to contain the flames", a fire official said.

Once the fire was brought under control, the cooling and cleaning operations were undertaken.

Reports state that the fire started during the shooting of the TV serial, "Bepanah".

Fire engines outside the Sessions court this morning.

Fire officials said prima facie the cause of the fire appears to be the ongoing welding work being done by the Public Works Department (PWD) department. "Nearly 150 people had been evacuated", said deputy chief fire officer Shyam Kharbade.

On December 31, a fire broke out on the first floor of a three-story building in Mumbai's Lower Parel area.

This turns out to be the third major fire incident in Mumbai post Kamala Mills fire on December 29 and Sakinaka fire on December 18 which together claimed lives of at least 30 people.

The Cinevista fire followed a January 4 blaze that killed four people, including two children, after an upper floor of a residential building in suburban Marol caught fire.

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