You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News
Business Standard

Fire breaks out at LIC office in Mumbai's Vile Parle; no casualty reported

The blaze erupted at 7 am on the ground plus two-storey structure located on S V Road in Vile Parle west, and no casualty has been reported so far, said an official

Topics
Life Insurance Corporation | Fire accident | Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Life insurance corporation, LIC
File Photo | Bloomberg

A fire broke out at an office of the (LIC) in suburban Santacruz (West) on Saturday morning but nobody was injured in the incident, the public sector company said.

The fire was brought under control after six hours and cooling operations were underway, said an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Earlier, BMC officials had said the building was located in the adjoining Vile Parle area. As per an LIC statement, fire broke out at its ground-plus-two-storey Jeevan Seva building on SV Road in Santacruz (West) around 6.40 am. The building houses its SSS Divisional office, it said. Flames were restricted to the second floor and there were no casualties, the statement added.

As per the BMC, the fire was brought under control by 1.15 pm. The data center of the Corporation which is located nearby was safe and precautionary measures had been taken to protect its IT assets, the LIC said.

"All our critical IT assets for providing service to customers have adequate Disaster Recovery set up in place. Hence there would not be any problem in providing services to customers, " it added.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, May 07 2022. 11:07 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU