Mumbai building fire: 10-year-old’s safety tips save lives of a dozen people

As smoke billowed from the 12th floor of Crystal Tower in Mumbai’s Parel on Wednesday morning and panicked residents ran helter-skelter for help, a 10-year-old girl held her nerves. Her alertness and presence of mind helped save several lives from a fire that claimed four lives and left 27 people injured.

Zen Gunratan Sadavarte put to use the training she had received from her teachers on fire safety and what to do in case one breaks out, and this helped save the lives of not just her parents but others on Crystal Tower. “I was not scared of the fire, I was rather worried about losing my data,” she said.