At least 4 people, including 2 children have lost their lives and severly injured 5 people, as a massive fire erupted in a residential building in Mumbai’s Marol area near Andheri. The blaze broke out last night around 1.30 am, when the third floor of a housing complex called Maimoon in the suburban district was engulfed by a blaze. Among the deceased were 2 children, including an 8-year-old boy.
Most of the residents managed to make their way out of the building, but four members of the same family could not escape. The injured were immediately taken to the nearby hospital, according to the firefighting official.
An official from a Disaster Management Unit of Mumbai Civic body stated that ” Mumbai Fire Brigade got call at 2.10 am about fire at the fourth floor of Ground plus Mamoon Manzil building at Marol in Andheri East. Our fire brigade personnel along with the firefighting system and ambulance reached at the spot at 2.34 am and swung into action to douse the fire.”
He added, “Firemen covered the fire from all side at 4.20 AM. A total of nine people were injured of which four were declared brought dead by the nearby hospital.” He also informed that the fire was totally doused by the firefighters by early morning around 5 am.
Five people, who got severe burn injuries were admitted to a nearby hospital called Holy Spirit. Their condition has stabilized. The people of the same family who lost their lives in the unfortunate fire breakout were identified as Mohsin, Tasleem, Sakina and Dawood Kapasi.
The incident occurred barely a week after a major blaze erupted at a rooftop of a trendy pub at Kamala Mills Complex in Lower Parel. 14 people were dead, out of which 11 were women, who were mostly in their 20s and early 30s. The cause of the death was reported to be due to suffocation.