More than 6 Dead, Several Injured due to fire breakout
Mumbai: More than six people are reported to be dead in a major fire at Kamala Building, in Nana Chowk, in Mumbai’s Tardeo today morning. Nineteen others have been injured in the incident. The level 3 fire was reported on the 18th floor of the 20-storey building.
According to reports, the blaze was reported at 7.28am and declared level 3 at 8.10am.
Thirteen fire engines and seven jumbo tankers were deployed to control the fire.
The injured were rushed to Bhatia and Nair hospitals; the doctors at Nair hospital said that two people were brought dead while the others are undergoing treatment in the general ward. One more person later succumbed to their wounds.
Aaditya Thackeray said he is monitoring the fire fighting and rescue operations that are underway.
“In touch with the authorities regarding the fire outbreak at the Kamala building in Tardeo. The fire brigade and the police are on site. Rescue and cooling operations are underway,” he tweeted.
Officials said prima facie the fire occurred after some cables in the building’s electricity duct melted. Smoke from the electricity duct spread to multiple floors. The building has a fire suppression system but it failed to work.
People are being evacuated from all floors of the building and being taken to hospitals for examination in case of smoke inhalation.