14 People Died Due To Suffocation And 19 People Are Injured In Mumbai
At least 14 people were killed in the fierce fire in Kamla Mills compound of Mumbai late night on Thursday, while about 19 people were injured. The postmortem report of the dead has been told that everyone has died due to suffocation. The circumstances of many of the injured are being described as serious. Police have started investigations by registering a case of unintentional murder in this fire. Police have filed a case against owner of restaurant G. Sanghvi and Abhijit Mankar. However, nobody has been arrested so far.
President Ramnath Kovind has expressed deep condolences on this incident. In a tweet, he said that in this hour of sadness they are with the families of the victims and wish the injured to be quick to recover. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed deep condolences on this incident.
Disturbing news about the fire in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. Commend the valiant efforts of fire-fighters and those in rescue ops #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 29, 2017
According to the police, the incident took place in Mojo Bistro located at Kamla Mill compound at around 12.30 am on Thursday night, which suddenly caught fire. Seeing this, the fire spread throughout the campus. After receiving information of the incident, the fire could be overcome after the hard work of more than two hours with the help of eight fire engines, 6 water tanks and other equipment reached at the spot. Most of the people killed in this accident are women. The fire was so severe that the terraces were completely depleted.
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It is feared that in the restaurant there is a fire due to short circuit. The injured have been admitted to KEM Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. Doctor Rajesh Dere, who did the postmortem, said that all the dead have died due to suffocation.
An official said that fire broke out after midnight on the third floor of a four-storey building on Senapati Bapat Marg. This area is the important commercial area of Mumbai. Officials of the BMC Disaster Management Unit said that the injured have been admitted to KEM and Zion hospitals.
Police said that the deceased included 11 women and 3 men. The deceased were identified as Pramila, Tejal Gandhi, Khushbu Bansal, Vishwa Laxmi, Parul, Dhairya, Qinjal Shah, Kavita Dharan, Yasha, Sarvjit , Prachi, Manisha Shah, Preity Many people of the same family are included in the dead. The people present on the spot said that the fire spread so fast that people did not get the chance to survive and escape. When there was a fire, the people present there removed the gas cylinders located in the compound. People said that if the fire was found in a gas cylinder, the accident could have been much more terrible. About 100 people were there during the tragedy. Some people entered the bathroom to save lives, but they died due to suffocation.
9 Dead 12 Injured in Kamala Mills Fire @CPMumbaiPolice please confirm #KamalaMills pic.twitter.com/NKj58lG0dp
— Zeeshan Usman (@skzeeshanusman) December 28, 2017
Police said that the fire was so fierce that people could not get the chance to escape. It is being told that there was a fire with the blast and then started crying all around and the smoke spread. Most people have died due to smoke. This compound located in lower Parel has several business establishments, including many TV channels offices. Broadcasting of many channels has stopped due to the fire. Police said that the cause of the fire was not known and the matter was being investigated.