Fire On Top Floor Of Mumbai High-Rise, Deepika Padukone Among Residents

MUMBAI: A high-rise building in south Mumbai’s posh Prabha Devi area, where actor Deepika Padukone lives. Reports suggest no one has been injured. More than 90 residents of the building have been evacuated safely.

Ms Padukone, who has her residence in one floor of the 34-storey Beaumonde Towers, and her office in another, was not in when the fire started, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting sources. Her home and office both are safe.

Reports suggest the blaze started around 2 pm on the 33rd floor of the building. Eyewitnesses said the top two floors are badly affected. It is not known yet what caused the fire.

Mumbai Police said its staff and fire department officials are at the spot. “They are trying to do their best to douse the fire,” Mumbai Police tweeted. At least 10 fire engines, two quick response vans and five water tankers have been pressed into service to douse the fire.

This is the third major fire incident in Mumbai this month.

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