Mumbai Kamala mills fire death toll rises to 19 people

NEWS:  Fourteen people including 12 women, most of them in their twenties and early thirties, were killed in a massive fire that started from a restaurant in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills compound late on Thursday evening, and spread rapidly to nearly restaurants and offices as well. Fire-fighters took more than three hours to douse the huge flames that leapt up in central Mumbai’s nightlife hub. Initial reports indicate most of the casualties were reported from the vicinity of the restaurants that had opened in the 37-acre premises over the last few years. A case of culpable homicide has been registered against owners of the restaurant “1 Above” where the fire broke out. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he has asked the civic body chief to “take strong action against erring officials”.

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Top updates on Mumbai Kamala Mills fire:

1.  Fire broke out at roof top of Kamalamills copound where majority of ladies were celebrating a Birthday Party

2. List of Victims who were there on the Kamala Mills rooftop , majority of them were Ladies

3.  The fire is suspected to have started a little after 12.30 am and spread quickly. Witnesses said the entire building was engulfed in flames in less than half-an-hour.

4. Dr Sulbha KG Arora, a Mumbai doctor who said she was at the swanky restaurant when the fire broke out, said

5. Several news channels also operate from the compound and had to shut down broadcast, reportedly due to damage to their equipment.

6. S Jay Kumar, a senior Mumbai police officer said he could not speak on the cause of fire. “We have started our investigation… It is only after investigation that we will be able to say anything,” he said.

7.  Aditya Thackeray, leader of the Shiv Sena, said he has spoken to the city’s civic body commissioner. “Implementing fire audits of such places are a must, and action will be taken if violations are found,” he tweeted.

Source: NDTV

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