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Overhead bridge engulfed in flames: Mumbai's Bandra station fire in pictures

A major fire broke out at Behrampada slums near Bandra station in Mumbai on Thursday

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The fire broke out at around 4.20 pm on Thursday. Photo: Twitter

A massive fire broke out at Behrampada slums area adjacent to suburban Bandra Railway Station(East) in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place during a demolition drive by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)in Garib Nagar area. The blaze was first spotted in the afternoon and soon it started spreading, engulfing more than 100 shanties in the vicinity. Bandra Fire Smoke billowing out from the houses following a fire in Garib Nagar at Bandra. Photo: PTI The overhead pedestrian bridge connecting Bandra East and Bandra station, one of Mumbai's busiest, was severely engulfed in flames, NDTV reported. The skywalk connecting Bandra East and Bandra station has been severely affected. Bandra Station Fire A fire started spreading near the station. Photo: Twitter After the incident, the Central Railway suspended train services to Bandra-Andheri on Harbour line for almost 20 minutes which created panic among the daily commuters. Fire in Bandra Fire brigade personnel and locals extinguishing a fire.

Photo: PTI "Our control room got a call at 4.24 pm and fire brigade personnel along with 16 fire engines and 10 water tankers have been pressed into service," the official said to PTI. The fire was brought under control at 7.20pm, according to Hindustan Times. Bandra Fire Today Locals helping each other to extinguish the fire. Photo PTI No casualties have been reported so far, a fire brigade official told PTI. One firefighter and four local residents were injured in the incident, according to NDTV. Both were taken to a hospital and are now out of danger. Fire in Mumbai Today A view of the charred houses following a fire in Garib Nagar The hawkers and slum-dwellers bore most of the brunt, losing their belongings to the fire. behrampada mumbai Residents of Gandhi Nagar slum. Photo: PTI "Some furniture and windows of the booking office at the south side FOB at the Bandra station got damaged due to the fire from the nearby slums... mumbai fire accident Photo: ANI Twitter No casualty to railway staffers or passengers was reported," a statement from the Western Railway said.

First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 11:10 IST