3 dead in a fire at Bombay House: The main office of the Tata Group in Mumbai's Fort Area.
Three people have died in a fire at Bombay House, which houses the main office of the Tata Group in Mumbai's Fort Area.
The fire was located in the building's basement, which was evacuated by 11.20 am. The fire broke out at around 9.20 am.
Unconfirmed reports say three people were rescued and have been taken to St George's hospital nearby.
Ten fire engines, five water tankers and ambulances helped bring the fire under control by 11.30 am.
"Three men died at the St George Hospital after they were admitted with severe burn injuries," a fire brigade official said, adding the injured person is recuperating.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, the official added.
Statement from Bombay House
A fire broke out this morning, before office hours, in Bombay House, headquarters of Tata Group.
The fire has been brought under control and the building evacuated.
Out of the people evacuated, there were three casualties; Farad Wadia, Eashwar Patel and Shashank Pawar.
A Tata Sons spokesperson said, the Group offers deepest condolences to the bereaved families and relief is being organised.
The authorities are investigating the cause of the incident. The Tata group is fully cooperating in the investigations. (With PTI Inputs)
Dave Lindahl Scam