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2 killed in Mumbai apartment blaze

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) At least two persons were killed on Tuesday in a fire that broke out in an industrialist’s apartment in a residential high-rise in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade area, officials said.

The 20th floor apartment belonged to Bajaj Electricals Chairman and Managing Director Shekhar Bajaj.

The blaze was reported around 6.30 a.m. and eight fire tenders brought it under control within an hour.

Bajaj’s family of around 10 were rescued safely from the conflagration.

The victims were believed to be domestic helpers, the officials added.

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