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Massive fire break at the ‘Make In India’ event

Massive fire break at the ‘Make In India’ event

A massive fire broke out on stage at the ‘Make In India’ programme in Mumbai on Sunday night. This happened during the culturing event in the Make in India event. More than 2,000 people were present at the time of the incident including celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Hema Malini, politicians like Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Several dignitaries were also there from abroad. However, no causalities were reported.

Though the cause for the fire break is not yet known, a short circuit is the prime suspect for the incident. The fire was first noticed under the stage at around 8.30 pm during a cultural programme on Sunday night and alarmed the security officials and the media people at the show, after which people were promptly evacuated.

According to the organisers of the event, there were nearly five fire engineers in the event that responded quickly and took care of the incident. They helped the participants and VIPs to evacuate the place immediately. They also added that all safety measures were taken properly and were in order at the start of the event. But, participants and other people felt in a different way. Many of them did not agree with the opinion of the organisers. They said that the fire was not controlled and it took nearly an hour to control the fire. However, actor Vivek Oberoi thanked the city police, fire officials and organisers for making sure that there was no casualty.

The Make In India Week was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday in Mumbai. This event is held from February 13 to 18 in Mumbai, and is intended to highlight the potential of innovation and design in the manufacturing sectors of India and the collective participation of both public and private companies in making sustainable India.

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