At least fourteen people killed in fire at Mumbai
At least fourteen people, the majority of them women, have lost their life in a fire accident in the Indian city of Mumbai.
It has been reported that most of those killed were the participants of a birthday bash which were taking place at the building when the fire accidentally broke out.
As per the preliminary medical reports, the majority of the deaths have occurred due to suffocation related issues.
The local media houses have reported that the timely interference of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management officials have helped to save many lives.
Several people have been injured in the accident. Those injured have been taken to KEM Hospital in Parel.
As per the eyewitness’s account, the fire and smock have quickly spread to adjacent rooms giving no time for the victims to escape.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has expressed his sadness in the unfortunate incident. He has also directed the concerned department to launch an investigation into the accident.
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has also expressed his grief, saying that his thoughts are with the families of those killed in the fire accident.
If the government genuinely wants to avoid such accidents, it should take serious steps to make sure that the safety measures are not compromised during the construction of the buildings.
Vignesh. S. G
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