At least four people were reported dead and 12 were injured in an accident near Navle bridge in Pune. The officials said that the injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.
Police officials informed that a tanker that was carrying thinner hit another vehicle & tanker earlier this evening.
Earlier in Mumbai, a level-4 fire broke out at a multi-story residential building near the Lalbaug area in South Mumbai’s Parel on Friday afternoon. As many as 12 firefighting teams are at the spot trying to douse the blaze. The fire has broken out on the 19th-floor Avighna park towers building. At least one person has been reported dead in the incident.
A majority of the residents managed to evacuate themselves, including several senior citizens and children.
BMC chief Iqbal Singh Chahal reached the spot and ordered a probe into the incident. He said the fire has been doused. Presently, the cooling operations are underway.
Traffic on Curry Road Bridge has been stopped due to the fire. The police have barricaded the area. Meanwhile, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has reached the spot.
The cause of the blaze, tentatively believed to be due to a short-circuit, is being probed and the building reportedly has all fire-safety measures in place, said the residents.
Videos showed black plumes of smoke billowing as a massive fire raged on that floor.