At least four to five units located on the ground floors of two adjacent two-storey buildings in Ashok Mill compound were affected by the blaze which erupted at around noon, he said
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A 62-year-old woman died after a fire broke out at some garment units located in the Dharavi slum colony in Mumbai on Wednesday, a Fire Brigade official said.
At least four to five units located on the ground floors of two adjacent two-storey buildings in Ashok Mill compound were affected by the blaze which erupted at around noon, he said.
The fire was confined to the electric wiring, electric installation, machinery, and clothes in the garment units, the official said.
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During the fire-fighting operation, a woman was found trapped inside a bathroom on the ground floor. She was rushed to Sion Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, he added.
The official said it was a Level 1 fire.
As per Mumbai Fire Brigade, Level I fires are treated as minor emergency calls.
Four fire engines, three jumbo tankers, and two fire bikes rushed to the spot, the official said, adding the fire is being doused.
Meanwhile, two scrap dealers were killed after drums filled with a combustible chemical exploded in Maharashtra's Thane district on Wednesday morning, a civic official said.
The victims were drawing diethylene glycol from the containers at Kambe in Bhiwandi when one of them lit a cigarette, setting off a fire around 8.30 am, the official said.
Four drums exploded due to the fire, killing the duo, said Avinash Sawant, chief of Thane Municipal Corporation's regional disaster management cell.
Firefighters reached the spot and put out the fire, he said, adding that the Nizampur police are probing the matter.
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