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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:25   #31
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COO Manipal (Mr. Swamy):
"In 30 mins Manipal will give out a press report."
"50-60 admitted. Some are in ICU."
"Some did jump in panic and got injured."
"Helpline number Manipal: 25024202."
People tried to use lifts.
People did not know the topography of the building.
Fire officials shocked that they did not use staircase and fire exits,
and ran for the lifts.
Fortunately, fire did not spread to terrace as it houses diesel etc
for generators.
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...Everyone from the buidling has been evacuated. Fire Personel are checking the building.
Whew! Thanks for the update, Spitfire.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:28   #33
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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.

I am glad that everyone is rescued from the building. Thanks for the update Spitfire. This is a classic example of how UNPREPARED most of the companies are when it comes to emergency evacuation.
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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.
That would be a Nasty acene. Are all who jumped safe?

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COO Manipal (Mr. Swamy):
"In 30 mins Manipal will give out a press report."
"50-60 admitted. Some are in ICU."
"Some did jump in panic and got injured."
"Helpline number Manipal: 25024202."
People tried to use lifts.
People did not know the topography of the building.
Fire officials shocked that they did not use staircase and fire exits,
and ran for the lifts.
Fortunately, fire did not spread to terrace as it houses diesel etc
for generators.
News 9.
What kind of an office is that? People run to lifts in case of fire? Panic neutralises the complete mind?

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Old 23rd February 2010, 18:34   #35
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Major fire in Bangalore kills five, rescue on - 1 - *National News ? News ? MSN India
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Its horrible man.
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That would be a Nasty acene. Are all who jumped safe?
It would be a miracle if the couple of men and the lady we saw could have made it. They jumped from the seventh floor. The images are going to haunt me for a long long time.
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No more casualities please god, please stay away from old air port area to help rescue vehicle movement
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It would be a miracle if the couple of men and the lady we saw could have made it. They jumped from the seventh floor. The images are going to haunt me for a long long time.
I can imagine it. getting goose worms even thinking about it.

Guys, How stupid can one be? The rescue team is getting these normal people get down by ropes, Should we donate some ladders to the Bangalore Fire Department????
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Saw his twitter that he is safe
And he is on NDTV right now on air. So He is safe.
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Any update on the traffic situation? I need to take the Intermediate Ring road :-(
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Things are better. Traffic is back to the normal chaos.
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Thanks for the update. Should i take the IRR or avoid it? I work in Koramangala and need to reach Jeevan Bheema Nagar through indiranagar 100ft road.
Please let me know.
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IRR is good now and is back to its normal self. Peak hour traffic as usual.
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