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The Financial Express

Mumbai's Kamala Mills fire kills 14

Published: December 29, 2017 11:22:55 | Updated: December 29, 2017 21:56:29


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Fourteen people were killed and many others injured in a late night fire at a multi-storey building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel in Mumbai.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a civic official told media persons.

The majority of those killed were women attending a birthday party at a rooftop café.

The 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was also killed.

The fire department received a call around 0030 local time on Friday, an official said. An FIR has been registered against the restaurant. The case has been filed under the charges of culpable homicide under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), reports The Times of India.

The injured were whisked off 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, a refurbished industrial compound, houses swanky restaurants and other commercial establishments. The fire in the building started on the top floor and engulfed the structure in less than 30 minutes, local media reported.

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