In a tragic event on Thursday late night at least fourteen persons have lost their lives and 12 others injured when a major fire broke at a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel, reports ANI. The fire started after 12:30 am on the third floor of the building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a police official said.
According to reports, more than six fire tenders, four water tankers, emergency ambulance and police rushed to the spot for the rescue operation, said an official. The building, in Central Mumbai, houses some commercial establishments including hotels.
Three persons with serious burn injuries have been taken to the Breach Candy hospital, the official said. “It’s a Level-II fire and we have mobilised our resources. The firefighting and rescue operation is going on,” he said, adding that the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
According to the Indian Express, “of the 16 injured, two have been taken to LTMG Sion hospital, while others who suffered minor injuries were sent to KEM hospital for immediate medical assistance.”
A survivor of the Kamala Mills fire incident expressed herself on Twitter, her tweet reads
There was a stampede and someone pushed me. People were running over me even as the ceiling above me was collapsing in flames. Still don’t know how I got out alive. Some powers were definitely protecting me ???????? #kamalamills
— Dr Sulbha KG Arora (@SulbhaArora) December 28, 2017
Kamala Mills is a refurbished old industrial compound that now houses a host of swanky restaurants and other commercial establishments. In Trade house building in Kamala mill compound, Several media houses are situated. They are TV9 on the ground floor, Mirror Now, ET now, Times Now, Zoom, and Times global broadcasting company’s office on the first floor.