Massive Fire Breaks Out Near Bandra Railway Station In Mumbai [WATCH]

| October 26 , 2017 , 17:43 IST

A massive fire broke out near the Bandra railway station in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon with 16 fire engines and 12 water tankers rushing to the location. As thick black smoke emitted from the site, residents of the slum area nearby in the Behrampada of Bandra East rushed out of their homes along with their belongings.

Due to the fire, local train operations were affected and train services between Bandra and Andheri on the Harbour Line were temporarily suspended. However, local train services on the Western and Central Lines were not affected by the fire.

The Western Railway PRO later confirmed that all train operations on the Harbour Line had been resumed.

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According to reports, demolition work was underway when the fire broke out in the Behrampada area of Bandra East. Visuals from the location revealed that part of the foot-over bridge was also completely burnt down by the flames.

Fire officials speaking to media said that the fire broke out during a demolition drive that was being conducted by the BMC.

"It was part of clearing encroachments along the Tansa pipeline following a Bombay High Court order," said the official.

Previously, on September 29, a stampede at the footover bridge near the Elphinstone road railway station had resulted in the death of 23 people, resulting in demands to improve the infrastructure near the railways stations, which act as a lifeline for commuters in Mumbai.

Watch video of the fire below: