Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: ‘They all died due to suffocation’

A massive fire broke out at 12.30 am at '1 Above' restaurant in Kamala Mills Compound, Mumbai. Many people were present in the pub when the fire broke. As per BMC disaster management's information, at least 14 people lost their lives in the incident and 26 are injured. The injured are admitted to KEM Hospital. According to the KEM Hospital doctors, suffocation was the cause of their death

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  • A massive fire broke out in Mumbai. As per BMC’s disaster management’s information, at least 14 people lost their lives and 26 are injured. The reason of the fire is still unknown.
  • Many people were present in the pub when the fire broke.
  • As per fire brigade officials, the reason of the fire is still unknown. May be short circuit could be the reason. 11 women and 3 men have lost their lives.
  • The injured are admitted to KEM Hospital. According to the KEM Hospital doctors, suffocation was the cause of the death.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi took to twitter to express their condolences.

In the massive fire that broke out in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, at least 14 people have been found dead on Friday.  The injured were immediately treated in the KEM Hospital and the dead bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. Dr Rajesh Dhere and his team performed the post-mortem at KEM Hospital. Talking about the unfortunate incident, Dr Dhere said, “The deaths were due to suffocation. These people would have locked themselves in order to escape fire. The smoke must have gone in their nose and mouth leading to their death.”

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Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital said, “We have done the post-mortem of the 14 dead bodies. We are handing over the dead bodies to the relatives. Those injured do not have burn injuries on their body. Some patients have been discharged and some have been sent to the other hospitals. No one is serious.”

Dr Harish Pathak, head of forensic department, KEM Hospital said, “The cause of the deaths was suffocation. Burn injuries wasn’t the cause of their death.”

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As per the information, when the fire broke at one above restaurant, the way to come out of the hotel is narrow. So, in order to save lives, some people locked themselves in the hotel and some failed to come out of the hotel due to the narrow way.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Modi took to twitter to express their condolences. Ram Nath Kovind, the president of India tweeted, “Disturbing news about the fire in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. Commend the valiant efforts of fire-fighters and those in rescue ops.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to express his condolences, he tweeted, “Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured, recover quickly.”

Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, “I pray for the families who’ve been injured and those who lost their lives in the tragic fire at Kamala Mills. Really unfortunate and sad. On the administrative side, investigation will happen, and the BMC will come down hard on the violations of fire safety norms. I spoke to Hon’ble Municipal Commissioner Mehta sir, MLA Sunil Shinde ji and Leader of the House Yashwant Jadhav ji, who were at the place assisting relief ops. Implementing fire audits of such places are a must, and action will be taken if violations are found.”

Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, tweeted, “Sad to hear about the tragic #KamalaMills fire in #Mumbai. Pray for all those who lost their lives. My thoughts are with their families and the injured.”

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