A massive fire that broke out during a cultural event at the ‘Make In India Week’ in Mumbai on Sunday evening was put out after efforts by fire fighters for nearly 30 minutes. Top politicians, celebrities and industrialists were among 8,000 people present there.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2016
No casualties were reported as the venue at the Girgaum Chowpatty area was emptied within minutes. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray were attending the event when fire broke out gutting the stage.
The blaze broke out of sparklers during a Lavani performance on the state at around 8.15 PM. Around 10,000 people were present at that time. Calling the incident “unfortunate”, Fadnavis had said the fire was soon brought under control and the people were evacuated immediately while traffic management allowed early dispersal without any trouble.
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