Monday, February 15th, 2016

Fire engulfs ‘Make In India’ cultural show in Mumbai

Narada Desk | February 15, 2016 1:59 pm Print


Mumbai: The cultural extravaganza at the ‘Make in India’ week event here in Mumbai was engulfed in a massive blaze that stopped the event mid-way. As per reports, there are no casualties and everyone escaped the premise unharmed.

The fire broke out during the performance of Maharashtra’s Lavani folk dance. The mega event was at the Girgaum Chowpatty beach, the BMC Disaster Control department stated.

The fire broke out around 8 15 pm brought under control in about an hour.

As per reports, at least 14 fire tenders and 10 water tankers were rushed to the site. The stage was burnt down completely, and the props burned down to ashes.

The event saw celebrities and politicians including Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavis, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray, actors Amitabh Bachachan, Aamir Khan, Hema Malini, Katrina Kaif, Vivek Oberoi, Isha Koppikar and Shreyas Talpade, ministers, parliamentarians, legislators, and other prominent personalities witnessing the performance were shifted to safer places.

The BMC Disaster Control department claimed that the fire could have been caused by an electric short-circuit.

Fadnavis termed the incident sad and said a comprehensive probe will be ordered and those responsible for it would face action.

He confirmed that there were no injuries or casualties and all artistes and guests were evacuated safely.