(Image source from: Massive fire breaks out in Mumbai's Kandivali area)
A massive fire has broken out in a slum area in Kandivali suburb of north Mumbai, triggering a series of gas cylinder explosions. Two feared dead.
A resident from a nearby area said that he had "heard a loud blast and then 20-30 explosions one after the other."
"We received a call at about 12.33 pm. Immediately, 16 fire engines, 12 water tankers and five fire brigade officials were rushed to the spot," a senior fire official said.
A plume of black smoke is rising above a densely populated area. The place is reportedly located in a congested colony, making it difficult for fire tenders to reach the site. The place is said to house a number of godowns.
According to reports, the cylinders were allegedly stored in a godown and the building is adjacent to the Western Express Highway. There could be lots of damage as the fire is in a residential area.
Officials stated that the cause of fire was unknown.
Major fire and series of cylinder blasts in Kandivali area of Mumbai suburbs. Few injured. @abpmajhatv @abpnewstv pic.twitter.com/ZUt2wHsW3N
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Video via Indian tweeple: huge fire broke out, apparently as a result of series of cylinder blast, pic.twitter.com/hILk2p5G3o in Mumbai
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