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Mumbai: 6 Dead, Over 20 Injured As Massive Fire Engulfs 18th Floor Of Kamala Building in Tardeo

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that 13 fire engines are present at the spot, while five ambulances have been deployed. The injured have been admitted to the nearby Bhatia hospital.

Updated: January 22, 2022 2:54 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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Mumbai: A massive fire (Level 3) broke out on the 18th floor of 20-storey Kamala building near Bhatia hospital in Mumbai Tardeo on Saturday, killing six people and injuring over 20. According to reports, the blaze was reported at 7.28am and declared level 3 at 8.10am. Thirteen fire engines and seven jumbo tankers were deployed to control the fire. The injured were rushed to Bhatia and Nair hospitals; the doctors at Nair hospital said that two people were brought dead.

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According to the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 15 people have been injured in the incident and were shifted to a nearby hospital. The civic body also said that there are five ambulances present at the spot near the Kamala Building. BMC mayor Kishori Pednekar, who was present at the location, told media persons that no other person is stuck in the building.

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“Six old-age people needed oxygen support system and have been shifted to the hospital. Fire flame is under control but smoke is huge. All people have been rescued,” Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar told news agency ANI.

Maharashtra BJP president Mangal Prabhat Lodha called it an “unfortunate incident”.

Fifteen of the injured have been admitted to Bhatia hospital – three in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 12 in general ward – while four others have been sent to the Nair Hospital.

A similar fire (Level 3) broke out at one of the scrap godowns in Mumbai’s Mankhurd near Kurla two months ago, affecting at least 15 godowns. The blaze was extinguished after over five hours of fire fighting.

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Published Date: January 22, 2022 10:11 AM IST

Updated Date: January 22, 2022 2:54 PM IST