Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Devendra Fadnavis expresses grief over loss of lives

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 14:23 IST | IANS

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his grief over the fire in a central Mumbai building, in which 14 people were killed, in the wee hours today

Kamala Mills fire

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his grief over the fire in a central Mumbai building, in which 14 people were killed, in the wee hours today. "Disturbing to know about the loss of lives in unfortunate Kamala Mills fire incident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Directed the BMC Commissioner to conduct an in-depth enquiry," Fadnavis said in a tweet.

In another tweet, the chief minister said that he has directed Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (Ajoy Mehta) "to take strong action against erring officials immediately". Fourteen people were killed and 21 others injured after a major fire broke out at One Above pub, located on the third floor of the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound on Senapati Bapat Marg in Lower Parel shortly after midnight.

BJP MP Kirit Somaiya tweeted, "Fire at Pub at Kamala Mill Compound Mumbai I had urged CM & BMC Commissioner to Order Special Fire Audit of all such Pub, Hooka Parlours & Farsan Mart/Workshops of Mumbai. 2 week back similar type of fire at Farsan Workshop Sakinaka 1 dozen people had died." "Understood that several such establishments at Kamla mills compound are illegal, part of which was regularised lately, the place where fire took place was illegal," he added.

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Mojo Bistro released an official saying , "We are extremely saddened by the incident. Mojo's has all its fire safety norms, certificates and procedures in place. The staff are thoroughly trained in fire drills hence our staff were able to evacuate all our guests and themselves out to  safety with zero injury. There were NO cylinders on our premises. We are fully complying with the authorities to help in anyway we can. Our prayers and deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this gruesome incident."

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