Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: 14 dead, many injured in roof-top pub blaze

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 19:35 IST | mid-day online correspondent

At least 15 people confirmed dead and as many injured after a major fire in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel, an official said

Kamala Mills fire. Pic/Sameer Markande
Kamala Mills fire. Pic/Sameer Markande

At least 15 people confirmed dead and as many injured after a major fire in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel, an official said. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a civic official told PTI.

BMC Commissinor Ajay Mehta at the spot were 14 peoples died in huge fire at and dozen of them injured in fire at Houses several offices and Mojo bistro and 1 Above Restaurant Kamala Mills Lower parel. Pics/Bipin KokateBMC Commissinor Ajay Mehta at the spot were 14 peoples died in huge fire at and dozen of them injured in fire at Houses several offices and Mojo bistro and 1 Above Restaurant Kamala Mills Lower parel. Pics/Bipin Kokate
BMC Commissinor Ajay Mehta at the spot were 14 peoples died in huge fire at and dozen of them injured in fire at Houses several offices and Mojo bistro and 1 Above Restaurant Kamala Mills Lower parel. Pics/Bipin Kokate

The blaze was reported around 12.30 a.m. from the roof-top of the building that houses two eaterie, One Above and The Mojo, in The Kamla Trade House. Apparently, the fire broke out in one of the two pubs and quickly spread to surrounding pubs and a restaurants, said an official of BMC Disaster Control.

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While the majority of the victims are reported to have perished on the spot, the firemen could rescue 10 others safely from the leaping flames. The injured have been admitted to the KEM Hospital and other hospitals for treatment.

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The injured were taken to the KEM, and Sion hospitals, the official from the BMC disaster management unit said. Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel rushed to the spot for rescue operation, he said.

Kamala Mills fire
Kamala Mills fire

The entire pub and the surrounding complex was full of patrons including many women and tourists thronging the fashionable area to unwind. Mumbai Police have booked the owner of the pub for negligence and other charges for the fire, suspected to be triggered by an electric short-circuit. There are many major corporate and media house offices situated in the posh Kamla Mills Complex whose working is likely to be affected on Thursday.

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The building, in Central Mumbai, houses some commercial establishments including hotels. According to the official, the cause of the fire remains to be ascertained.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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