Watch: Fire erupts in garment factory in Mumbai suburb of Bhiwandi; several still trapped

Fire broke out at a powerloom unit in Bhiwandi in Thane on Tuesday morning. Even as four people have been rescued, others are still feared trapped inside the building.

An officer from the fire brigade present at the spot said that the four-storey building had a powerloom on the ground floor and private residences on the rest of the floors.

CNN-IBN also reported that the fire was spreading to other floors in the building. According to Thane Police, several people are feared trapped and efforts are on to rescue them before the blaze spreads to the upper floors of the four-storied building.

Four fire engines from Bhiwandi have been sent to the area. Fire brigade from Thane and Kalyan have also been called to the spot for rescue efforts. Ambulances and four water tankers have also been rushed to the spot to battle the fire.

As news of the fire spread, politicians took to Twitter to pray for those trapped in the fire.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Apr 12, 2016 11:36 AM

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