Three people injured in fire and twin explosion in an eight-storey residential building in Versova on May 5

Three people received injuries when a fire broke out following an LPG cylinder explosion on 4th floor of an eight-storey building in Versova, Mumbai on May 5. One more blast was reported in an air conditioner unit after this fire in the same building. Fire brigade with two fire engines, two tankers and one quick response vehicle were rushed to the spot and managed to douse off the flames. The fire was categorised level 0 (minor) however, the explosions were so intense that it destroyed the common wall between two flats. The fire had engulfed two flats in this building and caused destruction of some electric wiring and installation, furniture, TV, a wooden bed, curtains, doors, windows, an LPG cylinder and other household articles. The injured victims were rescued and rushed to Cooper Hospital for necessary medical treatment.

The incident took place in flat no. 403 and  404 of Kavita building located on Yari Road in Versova, Andheri West in Mumbai. First explosion of an LPG cylinder was reported at 11.15 am following which the fire was erupted. After around 15 minutes, the second explosion took place in an air conditioner at around 11.30 am. The explosion was so intense that the debris flew across the street. A chaotic situation was created after this incident as residents ran out of the building. Meanwhile, some alert residents turned off the electricity, removed gas cylinders and used extinguishers to douse the fire. The team of fire brigade reached at around 11.44 am and managed to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes using two hoses.

CyerTech Risk Center Analysis:

The analysts of Cybertech Risk Center generated real-time alerts on this incident and monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk center cover Structure Fire, Industrial Fire, Explosion, High Rise Fire, Vehicle Fire under the ‘Fire’ category that could be the reason of disruption for the client’s business continuity process.

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