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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:54   #16
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I passed by and saw the first fire engine come in. Credit goes to a lone scooterist who blocked traffic and force all vehcles to go into indiranagar. The expressions of people gave an idea that things may not have been good
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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:55   #17
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I hope there are no casualities ! As far I know the building is quite old and doesnt have enough fire exits. Lets pray !

EDIT : My wife relayed info that she got from TV. it seems people are still stuck, and they standing near the windows. they are even ready to jump. People are spreading cloths on the ground floor to ensure the jump is safe.

30 injured, 9 people in critical condition.

Injured rushed to Manipal hosp.

source : TV9

GUYS KEEP OFF OLD AIRPORT ROAD !

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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:57   #18
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More on NDTV 24x7 as well as the local channels
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Seeing this on TV. This is horrible. Have got some friends there. Hope there are no casualties.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:04   #20
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Guys,

Any update? Pictures? videos?
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I couldnt watch this on NDTV website's feed. Man how terrible it must feel for those stranded!!! I pray and hope those stranded come safe out of this.

Edit: Thanks for the update Spitfire, glad everyones evacuated.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:06   #22
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Things are better now. The road leading towards HAL is still blocked by rescue vehicles. The road going towards Domlur is now open.

Everyone from the buidling has been evacuated. Fire Personel are checking the building.
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Channel 9 Bangalore says everyone has been evacuated. 5 persons have died (Manipal hospital confirmed) as a result of jumping. They succumbed to their injuries.
Source News 9. There was no alternative. They had to jump as a result of smoke.

Over 30 people bought to Manipal.

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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:07   #24
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A massive fire has hit the third floor of the Carlton Towers in Bangalore, killing three and trapping many office goers around the peak office hours this evening.

source : Massive fire hits office building in B'lore - Yahoo! India News
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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:10   #25
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No one had to jump, the news is misleading we were watching it all the time. It was sheer panic.

Lot people held on their nerves and didnt jump. We from the opposite building kept shouting not to jump.
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No one had to jump, the news is misleading we were watching it all the time. It was sheer panic.

Lot people held on their nerves and didnt jump. We from the opposite building kept shouting not to jump.
Oh. Thats real sad :-( Whenever we get a Fire Drill, the 1st thing we are said and repeated over and over again is Dont Panic.
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traffic police doing a terrible job in managing traffic. avoid the old airport road & spread the word.
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The news update says 5 people killed ???
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Oh no, he is a a good friend. I hope he makes it out safe!
Saw his twitter that he is safe
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Very bad news. May their souls rest in peace. It's too bad that people panicked and jumped out of 6th floor.
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