Mumbai fire: 6 dead, 11 injured after gas cylinder explosion in Juhu building

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New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2017 10:05:03 AM

Mumbai fire: Six people were killed and 11 injured after fire broke out following a gas cylinder explosion at an under construction building in Juhu

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Mumbai fire: Six people were killed and 11 injured after fire broke out following a gas cylinder explosion at an under construction building in Juhu, according to ANI report. The incident happened last night, police said. It has been learnt that the fire was caused by a gas cylinder explosion in the Prarthana building near the Kishore Kumar Garden in Juhu, they said. The injured–9 men and 2 women–have been admitted to the nearby Cooper Hospital of the BMC, PTI reported. Eight of them are said to be critical. The fire was brought under control, Mumbai Police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar told PTI. The identities of victims is yet to be identified as their bodies were charred beyond recognition, police said.

It has been learnt that the victims were construction workers and staying at the site when the mishap occurred. The blaze erupted on the ground floor of the building at around 10.30 pm yesterday, chief fire officer Prabhat Rahangdale said.

The fire brigade personnel doused the flames soon after reaching the spot. However, the fire led to an explosion in the LPG cylinders kept at the site, causing severe injuries to those present in the building, he said. There were around 17 people living in a makeshift accommodation in the stilt portion of the building when the fire occurred. Some locals pulled out 10 persons from the structure before the fire brigade personnel arrived.

Later, the fire brigade team took out seven more persons and rushed all the victims to hospital. Six persons succumbed to burn injuries at the hospital, Rahangdale said, adding their identities were yet to be established. The other injured persons were undergoing treatment at the hospital, he was quoted asm saying by PTI. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, he said

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