fire engulfs make in india cultural show | india news - times of india
There were no reports of casualties.
When the fire occurred under the stage where sound and lighting equipment were placed, many dignitaries and thousands of citizens were safely evacuated.
Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister attending the show, described the incident as \"unfortunate\" and announced an investigation.
He said the ongoing Indian manufacturing plan will be on schedule.
This completely ruined stage was designed by art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai.
Mumbai police spokesman Kulkarni said an accidental fire would be registered.
\"We are determining the exact cause of the fire,\" he said . \".
It was speculated that the fire started with a burst of cookies on the stage.
14 fire engines and 10 water trucks were rushed to the scene, and the flames were doused within an hour.
Prominent figures include Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, head of Shiv. Sena uddafu. Thackeray, Bollywood star Amitabha. Bachchan, Hema. An eye-
Witnesses said that when a lavani dance performance began, the fire began under the stage.
\"CM is in the front row, but he did not leave the scene,\" he said . \".
It was also said that flammable materials used to design the stage and strong winds caused the fire to spread rapidly.
CM said that fire safety audits were conducted prior to the programme and all standard operating procedures were followed.
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