tragedy averted as massive fire razes stage of make in india event to ashes | mumbai news - times of india
Fortunately, no casualties were reported.
When the fire occurred below the stage where sound and lighting equipment were placed, political bigwigs, movie stars, foreign delegates, performers and thousands of citizens were safely evacuated.
Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister attending the show, described the incident as \"unfortunate\" and announced an investigation into the incident.
He said the ongoing Indian manufacturing plan will be on schedule.
The stage was completely designed by art director and production designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai.
The whole event was run by wizards and the state government spent 4 rupees.
Mumbai police spokesman Kulkarni said an accidental fire would be registered.
\"We have not yet determined the exact reason,\" he said . \"
It was speculated that the fire started with a burst of cookies on the stage.
At about eight o\'clock P. M. in the afternoon, 14 fire engines and 10 water trucks immediately arrived at the scene.
Fire brigade officials say it took them less than an hour to put out the fire.
Prominent figures include Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, head of Shiv. Sena uddafu. Thackeray, Bollywood star Amitabha. Bachchan, Hema.
The fire started after Bachchan and Malini finished the show. An eye-
Witnesses said that when a lavani dance performance began, the fire began under the stage.
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