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1st LD Writethru: 20 firemen trapped on building terrace in Mumbai

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1st LD Writethru: 20 firemen trapped on building terrace in Mumbai

MUMBAI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Twenty firemen were trapped Friday on a building terrace in Andheri district of Mumbai, India, where they were fighting the fire, and navy chopper was called in for rescue, local media TIMESNOW reported.

At least two top floors of a 22-storey commercial building here were gutted in a major fire, officials said.

There were no casualties in the blaze on the 21st floor that later spread to the 22nd floor of the building in suburban Andheri West, officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control said.

For the moment, five firemen have been rescued by the chopper.

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