Bangalore office building fire ‘kills nine’

Nine people have died and more than 40 have been injured in a fire in an office block in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, officials say.

Police said most victims had broken windows and jumped from upper floors.

More than 150 people have been moved out of the burning building. Local hospitals are treating people for burns and the effects of smoke inhalation.

Bangalore’s fire chief told the BBC the fire was under control and officials would investigate its cause.

Fire fighters were delayed by peak-hour traffic jams when trying to reach the seven-storey high Carlton Towers, which is located in a busy part of the city.

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