New Delhi, Dec 29: A 28-year-old woman, who was hosting her birthday party and was enjoying with her friends was among those who died, her grandfather has said.
Fourteen people were killed and 19 others injured after a major fire broke out in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel here, an official said today. Here are LIVE updates:
-I have been to Kamala Mills , it is like a bhool bhulaiaya, has narrow lanes. So obviously there has been negligence: Jaya Bachchan,RS MP
-Inquiry has been ordered,a report will be sought to see who is responsible and action will be taken: Vishvanath Mahadeshwar, BMC Mayor on Kamala Mill Fire
-MC officials are responsible for the murder of people in Kamala Mills fire, second such incident in two weeks, when will the BMC wake up?: Kirit Somaiya,BJP Mumbai MP
-It is a very unfortunate incident, state govt and BMC will surely inquire into the incident and strict action will be taken against guilty: Hansraj Ahir,MoS Home on Kamala Mill Fire
-Police and fire officials at Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, where fire broke out last night and claimed 14 lives.
-Top angle view of the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, where fire broke out last night & claimed 14 lives
The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a civic official informed. "The cooling operations are underway. Some of the injured people are in critical condition," the official said. The injured are undergoing treatment at the civic-run KEM and Sion hospitals, the official from the BMC disaster management unit said. Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel rushed to the spot for rescue operation, he said. The building, in Central Mumbai, houses some commercial establishments including hotels. According to the official, the cause of the fire remains to be ascertained.
News24Bureau with Agencies