Massive fire in 20th floor of Express building in Mumbai, No casualties
A massive fire broke out Thursday in Mumbai city, but no casualties are being reported. Mumbai police said, the fire was reported in the the 20th floor of Express building in the posh area of Nariman point in city. Officials said 5 fire engines were currently engaged in dousing he flames.
#Fire at Indian Express tower on the 20th floor. Barrister Rajni Patel Marg closed for traffic between Sakhar Bhavan and Air India Junction
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) September 8, 2016
6 fire tenders and four water tankers have been rushed to the spot.
— Wandering Soul (@akshaypdandekar) September 8, 2016
— Mumbai News (@NewsinMumbai) September 8, 2016
Police said the fire is currently limited to top floors only. Many top companies in India have their offices in the 25-storey building, including that of Lalit Modi, Indian Express, Bank of America, Blackstone Group, Ernst & Young, McKinsey & Company, Warburg Pincus, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and Columbia University.
This 105 metres iconic landmark built in 1972 building was the tallest building in South Asia for nearly two years. It also serves as the corporate headquarters of the Indian Express Limited, which also owns the building. The founder member of Indian Express. Mr. Ramnath Goenka, has built the building for his group.
Which were the offices on 20th flr of Express Towers at Nariman Point Even Lalit Modi office caught fire befr he left.
— Bhairavi Goswami (@bhairavigoswami) September 8, 2016
Police said, traffic is closed at Barrister Rajni Patel Marg between Sakhar Bhavan and Air India Junction to speed up the fire fighting operations.
But, there are unconfirmed reports that by 3.45pm, the fire officials managed to bring the situation under control.