Major tragedy strikes Mumbai; raging fire engulfs around 12 women; heres more
In a major tragedy that struck commercial capital Mumbai, fourteen people including dozen women were killed in a massive fire that engulfed a restaurant in Mumbai’s Kamla Mills compound late on Thursday evening.
The fire broke out around 12:30am on the top floor of a four-storied building in the commercial hub which houses several restaurants, pubs and offices of television channels.
The massive fire quickly engulfed the entire building after it started at a rooftop restaurant and raged for several hours before it could be brought under control. Most of the women who were killed were in their twenties or thirties.
It was also said that most of the women who died were due to suffocation because they were pushed for safety into men’s washroom but it was without ventilation.
It took fire-fighters more than three hours to douse the huge flames that kept up in central Mumbai’s nightlife hub.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he has asked the civic body chief to “take strong action against erring officials”.
Certain sections of the media have reported that fire fighters had to break the glass pane to allow for ventilation and then went on for rescue operations.