14 Killed in Kamala Mills Compound fire on Thursday

A major fire broke out in Kamla Mills Compound at Lower Parel a little after midnight on Friday.

The injured were rushed to KEM Hospital in Parel. Hospital officials have pegged the death toll at 14, with 11 females and three males among the casualties.

Fire at Kamla Mills Compound on Thursday

More than eight fire tenders, five water tankers, emergency ambulance and police rushed to the spot for rescue operation

Fire officials said that they received the first call at 12.27 a.m. and they initially rushed eight fire engines and fire tankers to the spot. The fire was initially declared as a Level II fire before being upgraded to Level III at 12.42 p.m. as the fire spread.

By 2.45am, the fire brigade had managed to bring the fire under control.

Following the fire, municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta inspected the site at 3.30am.


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