New Delhi: Seven people have died after a massive fire broke out in a 20-storey Kamala building near Bhatia hospital in Tardeo area of Mumbai on Saturday (January 22, 2022) morning.
“Seven people have died in the fire incident that broke out in 20 storeys Kamala building near Mumbai’s Bhatia hospital in Tardeo,” said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials.
#UPDATE | Seven people have died in the fire incident that broke out in 20 storeys Kamala building near Mumbai’s Bhatia hospital in Tardeo: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
— ANI (@ANI) January 22, 2022
BMC informed that the injured have been shifted to a hospital. The civic body also said that there are five ambulances present at the spot.
Five people died due to their injuries at Nair Hospital, one died at Kasturba Hospital and another patient died at Bhatia Hospital, sources told Zee Media.
The authorities informed that a total of 13 fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) rushed with fire tenders as the flames quickly spread to the two upper floors sparking panic among the building residents.
BMC mayor Kishori Pednekar was also present at the spot and told the media that no other person is stuck in the building. “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,” said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar.
The fire was noticed at the top part of the 20-storied Kamla Building at around 7.30 a.m. Further details are awaited.
Meanwhile, Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal expressed grief over the loss of lives in the incident. “The accident in the building of Tardeo, Mumbai is very sad. I express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. Praying to God to give speedy recovery to the injured,” he tweeted.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 22, 2022
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