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Massive fire breaks out Mumbai high-rise, Deepika Padukone among residents

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Published : Jun 13, 2018, 3:08 pm IST
Updated : Jun 13, 2018, 8:08 pm IST

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has an apartment on the 26th floor of the high-rise where the fire broke out.

The fire broke out at the B-wing of the Beaumonde towers in South Mumbai's Prabhadevi. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)
 The fire broke out at the B-wing of the Beaumonde towers in South Mumbai's Prabhadevi. (Photo: Rajesh Jadhav)

Mumbai: Massive fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon in the top floors of a high-rise in south Mumbai where actress Deepika Padukone has a home.

The level-3 blaze erupted at the 33rd floor of the B-wing of the 34-storeyed Beaumonde Towers in Prabha Devi, Mumbai.

Six fire engines, five jumbo tankers and an ambulance were rushed to the spot. 

More than 90 people have been rescued and no casualties have been reported till now.

The cause of Wednesday's fire is not immediately known. Bystanders said a plume of smoke engulfed the area, propelled by a strong sea breeze.  

The Mumbai Police said its staff and firefighting personnel are taking all necessary action to bring the blaze under control.

“They are trying to do their best and douse the fire," the Mumbai Police said on Twitter.

 

According to reports, the blaze started at around 2 pm on the 33rd floor of the high-rise. Eyewitnesses said the top two floors are badly affected however, the cause of fire is not known yet.

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who is among the reside

nts of the high-rise, stays at an apartment on the 26th floor of the same wing where the fire broke out this afternoon.

Read: Am safe, let us pray for firefighters who are at site, tweets Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone reassured fans with a tweet:

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