Kamala Mills fire: BMC chief suspends 5 officers; CM Fadnavis orders probe

Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis visited the spot of the mishap and paid heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and also to those injured. He sent out a statement directing the BMC Commissioner to conduct an in-depth enquiry

Kamala Mills fire: BMC chief suspends 5 officers; CM Fadnavis orders probe

As soon as the news about the Kamala Mills fire took place, there was immense grief and speculation around the city. The chief minister of the State, Devendra Fadnavis visited place where the incident occurred and paid heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and also to those injured.

He sent out a statement saying, “Directed the BMC Commissioner to conduct an in-depth enquiry.”

However he further tweeted, “Disturbing to know about the loss of lives in unfortunate #KamalaMills fire incident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Directed the BMC Commissioner to conduct an in-depth enquiry,” Mr Fadnavis tweeted.

Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray said, “This can occur in any restaurant or building. Recently, the fire broke out in a building. These incidents are unfortunate and not manmade. It won’t occur if the SOP is followed. Mumbaikars will rise over it. But, we cannot take their spirit for granted. We will take action wherever the violators are found. Irrespective whether there is any political pressure to safeguard anyone.”

The incident this morning has claimed about 14 lives and has also injured as many as 26 people in the city.

Also, Ajoy Mehta, the BMC Chief suspended as much as 5 officers from G-South- Madhukar Shelar, junior engineer, Dhanraj Shinde, sub-engineer, Satish Badgire, Medical Health officer, SS Shinde, Assistant Divisional fire officer and Dinesh Mhale, sub- engineer.

Apart from the five suspensions, he also transferred assistant commissioner Prashant Sapkale to K East ward. Devendra Jain will now take over as the assistant commissioner for the G South ward.

Currently, 15 victims of Kamala Mills Fire are admitted to Bhatia Hospital at 3 am today. Out of these, 1 person had minor injuries and was discharged. Three persons (one male and two female) have been admitted in the burns unit with 15 to 30 per cent burn. Of these, one patient sustained 15 to 20 per cent burns and is showing improvement. The other two are still critical. The remaining 11 patients are stable and are expected to be discharged within 2 to 3 days,’ recorded an official statement by the hospital.

‘From the site of the unfortunate fire tragedy at Kamala Mills Compound, 13 people were brought to the casualty at P. D. Hinduja Hospital with 1 to 2-degree burns, superficial burns, and blisters.

Of the 13, 7 were male and 6 females with the average age being 30 years.

The casualties were administered with immediate treatment and 7 patients were transferred to 2 other hospitals in the city, Bhatia Hospital and Masina Hospital for further management. The remaining six have been discharged after investigations were through.