Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire kills 14, PM Modi expresses grief | As it happened

29 December 2017, 04:34 PM

At least 14 people were killed and many injured after a major fire broke out in a building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel, an official said. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a civic official told PTI.

The injured were taken to the KEM, and Sion hospitals, the official from the BMC disaster management unit said. Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel rushed to the spot for rescue operation, he said.

"The cooling operations are underway. Some of the injured people are in critical condition," the official said. The injured are undergoing treatment at the civic-run KEM and Sion hospitals, the official from the BMC disaster management unit said.

 Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel rushed to the spot for rescue operation,he said.

The building, in Central Mumbai, houses some commercial establishments including hotels. According to the official, the cause of the fire remains to be ascertained. 

Here are the Live updates: 

# Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant in Lok Sabha demands a judicial inquiry in the  incident

# I have been to Kamala Mills , it is like a bhool bhulaiaya, has narrow lanes. So obviously there has been negligence: Jaya Bachchan,RS MP

# Almost all died to asphyxiation, none of them have died to flames but due to fumes. A proper evacuation plan could have avoided this: Dr. Harish Pathak,Forensic dept head,KEM Hospital

# It is a very unfortunate incident, state govt and BMC will surely inquire into the incident and strict action will be taken against guilty: Hansraj Ahir,MoS Home

Maharashtra CM expresses grief over loss of lives

# MoS Home Hansraj Ahir spoke to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis & inquired about the fire incident

Mumbai: Top angle view of the #KamalaMills compound in Lower Parel, where fire broke out last night & claimed 14 lives

# 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, tweets PM Modi

# Mumbai: Top angle view of the #KamalaMills compound in Lower Parel, where fire broke out last night & claimed 14 lives.

# Postmortem reveals that all the 14 deaths were due to suffocation,' Dr.Rajesh Dere, doctor who performed the postmortems

14 dead & 14 injured, out of which 2 are critical: BMC on #KamalaMills fire (Earlier visual)

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- President Kovind

# Transmission of the TV channels ET Now, Mirror Now, Zoom & TV9 Marathi affected due to the fire.

— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2017

Last night visuals of fire at #KamalaMills compound in #Mumbai's 

# 'All the 12 injured are out of danger now,' Dean of KEM Hospital Avinash Supe; Early morning visuals from KEM hospital

# Transmission of the TV channels ET Now, Mirror Now, Zoom & TV9 Marathi affected due to the fire.

Twelve killed, 16 injured in Mumbai building fire

# FIR under charges of culpable homicide registered against the restaurant '1 Above' where the fire broke out.

14 dead and 12 injured

9 dead and 12 injured reported 

Three injured in the fire at Kamala Mills compound

Fire breaks out in Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel area of Mumbai. Six fire tenders at the spot.

 With PTI Inputs

First Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 07:10 AM
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