Two persons were charred to death when a fire broke out at the Maker Tower in Mumbai, a prominent residential complex in the city.
According to reports, the fire broke out around 6.30 am and eight fire tenders brought it under control within an hour.
The 20th floor of the sea-facing building in the Cuffe Parade area belonged to Bajaj Electricals Chairman and Managing Director Shekhar Bajaj.
“Two dead in the fire that broke out in Maker Tower in Cuffe Parade area in Mumbai,” a fire official said.
Bajaj's family of around 10 were rescued safely from the conflagration.
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The victims were believed to be domestic helpers, the official added.
An eyewitness said that two flats were completely destroyed.
"I rescued two helps and a child. They are in a state of shock," the eyewitness said.
Author Shobhaa De, who stays on the 5th floor of the apartment, said that the situation was very well handled by the fire department and the police.
“Everything is calm and under control right now," she said.