Fire breaks out at building in India

Massive fire breaks out on ground floor of four-storeyed garment factory in India

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A fire broke out in a residential building in Mumbai on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A fire broke out at a garment factory near Mumbai in India's western Maharashtra state on Tuesday.

Around 100 workers were feared trapped inside.

The fire broke out early morning on the ground floor of the factory at Bhiwandi, about 35 kilometres from Mumbai.

Nine fire trucks and six water tankers were rushed to the site to douse the flames.

Some workers took refuge on the roof of the building and rescuers were seen throwing water bottles to those trapped inside.

No casualties have been reported so far and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

TRTWorld, Reuters