BMC suspends five officials; after 14 people die in rooftop restaurant fire

As many as eight fire engines battled the blaze for more than five hours

BMC suspends five officials; after 14 people die in rooftop restaurant fire

As high as fourteen people died and many were injured when a fire engulfed an upscale rooftop restaurant in central Mumbai late Thursday night.

It need be mentioned that the fire started at 12.30am and spread quickly from the restaurant through a four-storey building at Kamala Mills in Lower Parel.

As many as eight fire engines battled the blaze for more than five hours.

A video showed a blazing fire atop the building called Trade House, and then a roof-like shelter collapsing.

Police filed a complaint against Hitesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi, and Abhijit Manka, owners of a restaurant in the building, and charged them with causing death due to negligence.

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) suspended five of its officials, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta informed media persons.

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