The fire began on Monday evening between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Masjid railway stations in Mumbai, India.
Train services have been suspended leaving hundreds of passengers waiting at the stations.
Multiple fire trucks and six water tankers have been dispatched to fight the blaze.
A local newspaper, The Hundu, claim that it is a Level three fire, which means it has a high intensity.
A fire has broken out in Mumbai
Shanties alongside masjid bunder- CST tracks mumbai catch fire. Please be careful guys. pic.twitter.com/4ptmKjSBJZ
— Sushant Divgikar (@thedivasushant) January 23, 2017
A fire officer said: “We have mobilised 12 fire tenders and six water tankers to the spot. Crowd management is turning out to be an issue and the police are helping us with is. The area is very congested.”
Reinforcements have been rushed in to help with crowd control and traffic regulation.
Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded after the fire
The victims have been rushed to hospital with two of them reportedly suffering 20 per cent burn injuries.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, but witnesses claim that the fire was caused because of a short circuit.
More to follow…
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