Mantralaya Fire

Dense smoke billowing out of Maharashtra Mantralaya building during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo)
Dense smoke billowing out of Maharashtra Mantralaya building during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo)
A Maharashtra Mantralaya employee tries to get down with a rope during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo: Prashant Nadkar)
A Maharashtra Mantralaya employee tries to get down with a rope during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo: Prashant Nadkar)
A Maharashtra Mantralaya employee tries to get down during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo: Prashant Nadkar)
A Maharashtra Mantralaya employee tries to get down during a major fire, in Mumbai. (Express photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Flames can been seen from the windows of the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Mantralaya. (Express Photo)
Flames can been seen from the windows of the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Mantralaya. (Express Photo)
Smoke billows from the Mantralaya in Mumbai. (Express Photo)
Smoke billows from the Mantralaya in Mumbai. (Express Photo)
Fire canons take on the fire at Mantralaya, office of the Maharashtra State government. (Express Photo)
Fire canons take on the fire at Mantralaya, office of the Maharashtra State government. (Express Photo)
A fire broke out at Mantralaya, the administrative headquarters of the Maharashtra state government. (Express Photo)
A fire broke out at Mantralaya, the administrative headquarters of the Maharashtra state government. (Express Photo)
People are precariously perched on the windows and parapet of the building in a desperate attempt to escape the billowing smoke and fire. (Express Photo)
People are precariously perched on the windows and parapet of the building in a desperate attempt to escape the billowing smoke and fire. (Express Photo)
People were trapped on the 5th and 6th floors. They had perched themselves on the window ledges to get fresh air. (Express Photo)
People were trapped on the 5th and 6th floors. They had perched themselves on the window ledges to get fresh air. (Express Photo)
The fire is believed to have begun at NCP Minister Babanrao Pachpute's office. (Express Photo)
The fire is believed to have begun at NCP Minister Babanrao Pachpute's office. (Express Photo)
Thick smoke emanating from the 4th, 5th and 6th floors covers the sky around the building. (Express Photo)
Thick smoke emanating from the 4th, 5th and 6th floors covers the sky around the building. (Express Photo)

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