Mumbai, Jan 7: A body was recovered from Cinevista Studio at Kanjurmarg in Mumbai where fire broke out on Saturday night. A report quotes Mumbai police as claiming that the body of an audio assistant – Gopi Verma – was found during search on Sunday morning. Also Read - Former Union Minister Ajit Singh Dies Of Covid, PM Modi Expresses Grief
“His body was found with 100 per cent burns in the studio this morning. The body has been taken to Rajawadi hospital,” a police officer said to NDTV. Also Read - Rajeev Masand Health Update: Film Critic Still Critical, Responding To Proning Technique
The massive fire broke out around 8 pm on Saturday in the Cinevista Studio. It was doused by Sunday morning. At the time of the incident, two TV serials were being shot at the studio – Bepanaah (Colors TV) and Haasil (Sony Entertainment Television). Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise For Second Day Across India: Check Revised Rates in Delhi, Mumbai, Other Cities
Earlier in the day, speaking to ANI, Deputy Fire Officer, Mumbai, had said, “8 fire engines, 6 water tankers and an ambulance was sent as soon as Level-3 fire was declared. Filming of a serial was underway when fire broke out in Cinevista studio. Fire raged because of the wooden set. There were no causalities in the incident.”
The Cinevista studio has over 30 shooting locations.
The incident comes days after the major fire that engulfed Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel on December 26, last year. A total of 14 people had lost their lives in the incident. [Also read: Kamala Mills Fire Was Caused Due to Flying Embers From Hookahs at Mojo’s Bistro]
In another incident, a fire broke out on the first floor of three-storey Shiv Shakti Industrial State building in Lower Parel area of Mumbai in Maharashtra during wee hours on Sunday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.