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 the rescue operation, he said.
BMC Commissioner Ajay Mehta at the spot where 14 people died in a huge fire at Kamala Mills Compound
A fire broke out in a building at Kamala Mills Compound shortly after midnight on on 28 December 2017. The incident happened on the third floor of the four-storeyed building at Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city
The Roof-Top restaurant, 1Above, was totalled, and all that remained was a skeleton of the past pub
The deceased were identified and their near and dear ones were informed
Six fire tenders, four water tankers, an emergency ambulance tended to the flames at the Kamala Mills Compound
An FIR was registered against the restaurant where the fire initiated in Mumbai's Lower Parel locality. The case was filed under the charges of culpable homicide under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
The blaze was reported around 12.30 a.m. from Mojo's Bistro, a rooftop restaurant pub in The Kamla Trade House and quickly spread to another surrounding pub and a restaurant, 1Above.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a press release had also said that all fourteen people had suffered serious injuries
Post mortem reports of those who died in the Kamala mill fire in Mumbai revealed that people perished due to suffocation. The cause of death was confirmed by Dr Rajesh Dere of King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital, the man who performed the post-mortems
Transmission of the TV channels ET Now, Mirror Now, Zoom and TV9 Marathi located near the accident spot had also been affected due to the fire
Of the people injured, 12 who sustained minor injuries were treated at the KEM hospital
Rescue workers at the scene of the fire were pressed into action immediately. It is believed that a number of people were rescued from the blaze
Firefighters at the wreckage of the Roof Top restaurant where the fire broke out in Kamala Mills
Wreckage of the Roof-Top restaurant that caught fire at Kamala Mills Restaurant
Family of the injured and deceased had to wait outside the hospital for news about their loved ones who were caught in the blaze at Kamala Mills Compound
Friends of one of the people injured in the Kamala Mills Compound fire waited for some news about their loved one
Traumatised by the pub fire which killed 14, many Mumbaikars either cancelled or scaled down their planned New Year Eve celebrations.
Meanwhile, as an aftermath to the tragedy the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished its highest number of unauthorised constructions
After a three-hour raid at a high-rise in Mazgaon, the Byculla police managed to catch Hitesh Sanghvi, owner of 1 Above, who wasabsconding since he was named as an accused in the Kamala Mills fire case.
The cops had also picked up two of Hitesh Sanghvi's uncles and a cousin for allegedly helping him evade arrest
The manager and assistant nanager Of 1 Above allegedly failed to warn the victims that the emergency exit was blocked. They were arrested for fleeing their post and abandoning trapped customers in the Kamala Mills blaze
All the owners of the 1Above pub were finally arrested on Jnauary 11. The NM Joshi Marg police arrested the third partner who was absconding, Abhijit Mankar, from Marine Drive.
Yug Tuli, the Nagpur-based co-owner of Mojo’s Bistro, where the fire reportedly began, was also arrested by the Mumbai Police.
Days after the BMC bulldozed through restaurants that had encroached on open spaces or built illegal extensions and arrested several accused, things seem have gone back to square one. Most of the eateries have taken over the open spaces yet again, with some of them boldly constructing new structures at the same spot