Fire breaks out on ‘Make in India Week’ stage

BACKmiindA huge fire broke out and engulfed the main stage of the ‘Make in India Week’ event in Mumbai, as a cultural programme was in progress, with a number of Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and senior government officials including CM Devendra Fadnavis and Governor Ch.Vidyasagar Rao in attendance.

The entire stage was gutted by the fire, that was brought under control and no casualties were reported.

The exact cause of the fire was not immediately known, but a short circuit is suspected to have caused the inferno. Strong winds fanned the fire even as fire tenders rushed to douse the blaze. No one was hurt and all the performers and the audience were safely evacuated.

The programme was called off.