It didn’t matter that they had to climb down 28 floors, but for this 65-year-old woman and an 85-year-old man and their maid, it was a matter of survival after a fire broke out in Worli’s BeauMonte Towers.Meera Gupta had come on vacation to stay with her daughter, who lives on the 28th floor of the apartment. At the time of the fire breaking out, Gupta was having lunch with her daughter’s family that comprised the husband and an 85-year-old father-in-law. The maid was the fifth person in the house. The children were in school.As soon as the fire broke out, it was perhaps an adrenaline rush that gave the senior citizens the strength to climb down 28 floors, but they finally made it with the help of the maid and their children. The fire meanwhile reached the 28th floor.Also readBeaumonde Towers in Mumbai’s Worli catches fire; Sena corporator blames security guards as fire rages “Someone knocked on our door and told us about the fire. We immediately left the house and walked down the stairs,” she told DNA.Earlier, the lever-III fire broke out in the residential complex at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Worli, Mumbai. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.Also readDeepika Padukone’s residential building catches fire, actress safe10 fire engines, 5 jumbo water tankers, 2 hydraulic platforms and an ambulance is on spotThe fire broke out on the 33rd floor and has now spread to five floors below, it was reported.In 2010, actor Deepika Padukone bought a plush four-bedroom apartment in a 33-storey tower for a whopping Rs16 crore along with her father Prakash, a former national badminton champion.The actress’s apartment in tower B has an area of 2,776 sq ft .
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Beaumonde Tower Fire: How this 85-year-old and 65-year-old walked through a towering inferno to safety