A fire broke out in a multi-storey commercial building in Bengaluru’s posh Koramangala area today.
Images showed a massive explosion on the top floor of the building amid the fire, reportedly due to cooking gas cylinders going off.
More footage showed a man clinging to the corner of the terrace of the four-storey building as the fire continued to spread. He looked at the fire to his right, and then at the ground below. Then suddenly he jumped.
He and another person suffered serious injuries and have been admitted to a private hospital, news agency PTI reported.
The fire broke out around noon in a cafe on the top floor. Several cooking gas cylinders were kept on the top floor and residents reported hearing a series of explosions.
“We have sent eight fire tenders to the spot and our senior officers are present. The fire has been doused. Two people have sustained serious injuries,” a fire official told PTI.
There were no customers in the cafe when the incident happened, police said.