Two persons died and at least 15 people were injured when a fire broke out in a multi-storied building on the upmarket Park Street in the city hub Tuesday, police said. Several people were feared trapped.
Fifteen fire tenders and over a hundred firemen have been rushed to control the blaze, which started within an elevator shaft in the building, police said
The ground floor of this building has the popular restaurant called Peter Cat. The building also houses the iconic confectionery Flury’s.
The fire began at 2.30 pm, at 2.45 pm firemen reached the spot and operation to rescue people from the fifth and sixth floors began at 3 pm and the Rapid Action Force was pressed in to control the crowds at 3.15 pm.
At least 15 people have been admitted to hospital, said Javed Shammim, Joint Commissioner of Police. Shammim said he couldn’t comment on the number of people injured.