4 killed in Mumbai highrise blaze

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Mumbai : At least four persons were killed and 16 others injured on Wednesday when a massive fire ripped through a highrise building here, officials said.

The fire erupted on the 12th floor of 17-storeyed Crystal Tower building located in Parel. The fire quickly spread to the other upper floors and adjacent flats.

The Mumbai Fire Brigade rushed 12 fire tenders, a snorkel and other advanced equipements to combat the blaze.

The firemen managed to rescue another 20 persons stranded in the smoke-spewing residential building with several families living there.