Huge Fire Reaches Bandra Station In Mumbai, Major Train Line Shuts Down

Mumbai: The  overhead pedestrian bridge at the Bandra station, one of Mumbai's busiest, is engulfed in flames at rush hour after a fire erupted in a slum nearby.

16 fire engines and nearly as many water tankers are being used to fight the fire, which began at 3.45 pm in the Behrampada slum;  the sky is filled with smoke at Bandra, the trendy western suburb of the financial capital.

The skywalk near the eastern exit of the large station is on fire, a part of it has collapsed.
Trains on the Harbour Line, one of the city's three main routes, have been stopped on the stretch between Andheri and Wadala, according to the Press Trust of India.

Mid-day reported that one fire fighter has been injured. It also said that the fire erupted after gas cylinders explosedduring a huge demolition drive in the slum this afternoon.

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