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Fire breaks out in 60-storey building in Mumbai; man jumps to death

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Fire breaks out in 60-storey building in Mumbai; man jumps to death

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The level-4 fire erupted on the 19th floor of Avighna Park building on Currey Road, the official said.

Fire breaks out in 60-storey building in Mumbai; man jumps to death
A 30-year-old security guard fell to death from the balcony of a flat located on the 19th floor of a 61-storey residential building in central Mumbai after a major fire broke out on Friday, a fire brigade official said. The level-4 fire erupted in the Avighna Park building on Curry Road, the official said.
"After the fire broke out, Arun Tiwari, a security guard of the building, rushed to the 19th floor. Soon he realised that he was trapped and in order to save himself from the blaze, he kept hanging from the balcony of the flat where the fire had erupted. He precariously clung to the railing of the balcony for several minutes before losing his grip and falling to death," the official said.
He was immediately rushed to the civic-run KEM hospital, where he was declared dead, he added.
Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he added. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar visited the site. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said an inquiry will be carried out into the incident.
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