MUMBAI: Barely a week after the deadly fire mishap at Mumbai’s Kamala Mills that killed at least 14, another fire broke out at Maimoon building in the city late on Wednesday.
At least four people died while seven others got injured in the blaze that broke on the third floor of the building situated in Marol, at around 1:30 am on Thursday. At least 11 people were reportedly rescued by the firefighters.
“Mumbai Fire Brigade got call at 2.10 am about fire at the fourth floor of Ground plus Mamoon Manzil building at Marol in Andheri East. Our fire brigade personnel along with the fire fighting system and ambulance reached at the spot at 2.34 am and swung into action to douse the fire,” said an official from Disaster Management Unit of BMC.
“Firemen covered the fire from all side at 4.20 AM. A total of nine people were injured of which four were declared brought dead by the nearby hospital,” said an official from Disaster Management Unit of BMC.
All the injured were rushed to a nearby Cooper and Mukund hospitals where they were given medical treatment. “Their condition is stable,” the official added.
The people who were dead were identified as Sakina Kapasi, Mohin Kapasi, Tasleem Kapasi and Dawood Kapasi.
The cause of fire is not known yet and will be ascertained after an investigation into the incident, the official said.
It took almost 30 minutes for firefighters to control the blaze, said report.
This fire breakout at Marol’s Maimoon building comes almost a week after a massive inferno that claimed the lives of 14 people at Kamala Mills in Lower Parel.
On December 29, a massive fire swirled over the terrace of ‘1 Above’ pub at Kamala Mills compound, killing 14 people and leaving 21 injured.
Among those killed was Khushbu Bansali, a woman who was celebrating her 29th birthday.
The fire was reported from a rooftop restaurant in The Kamla Trade House. It quickly spread to another pub and a restaurant in the vicinity. Over 200 people on the premises were trapped in the fire.
More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control after several hours. Post-mortem of the bodies blame asphyxiation for the deaths.
Kamala Mills is an industrial compound that houses top restaurants and other commercial establishments including hotels.