Mumbai, at least 14 people were killed including ten women and about 20 injured in a massive fire in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel locality.
BMC Control room has confirmed that the fire broke out after midnight in a pub on the third floor of the building on Senapati Bapat Road in Central Mumbai. The building houses commercial establishments including hotels.
The injured have been admitted to KEM, Bhatia and Airoli hospitals. Six fire tenders were rushed into service. AIR correspondent reports that according to fire Control department, the fire is now under control.
Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly: PM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the incident of Kamala Mill compound blaze killing 14 people.
In his tweets today the Chief Minister said that he has directed the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Commissioner to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the incident and take action against the erring officials.
Fire safety clearances and other permissions given to the pub and resto-bars in the Trade Centre building are now in question.
Mumbai Police have registered an FIR regarding the Kamala Mill fire tragedy.
Fourteen people including ten women died in the massive fire in a building in Kamala Mill compound in Lower Parel locality of central Mumbai area in the early hours today.
20 people who sustained injuries are admitted to KEM, Bhatia and Airoli burns hospitals.
Meanwhile, the KEM hospital officials have confirmed that the death in the tragedy was due to suffocation in the crammed place engulfed in smoke and fire. Two of the injured are in critical conditioned.
The broadcasts from two TV channels, TV NINE (Marathi and Hindi), operating from the premises of Trade Centre building and the adjacent buildings have been affected.