At least 14 people were killed and as many injured after a major fire in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel
At least 14 people were killed and 21 persons injured after a major fire in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel. Most of the casualties were women who were attending a birthday party at one of the restaurants in the compound.
The fire broke out around 12:30am on the top floor of a four-storied building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city. The massive fire quickly engulfed the entire building after it started at '1 Above', a rooftop restaurant here and raged for several hours before it could be brought under control.
Firemen inspect the debris after a fire at a restaurant in Mumbai, India. Reuters
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 told PTI.
The injured were taken to the 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.
Initial reports claimed that the fire started at a restaurant on top floor of the building.
NDTV reported that "those injured have been rushed to King Edward Memorial Hospital and some are believed to be in critical condition".
With inputs from agencies