14 killed in massive fire at Mumbai's Kamala Mills
A massive fire at a rooftop restaurant in the Kamala Mills compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel area has left at least 14 people dead and several injured. A majority of those killed were women. Those injured were rushed to King Edward Memorial Hospital. Two of the injured are believed to be in critical condition. President Ram Nath Kovind has called the news "disturbing."
President Kovind offers his 'condolences to the bereaved families'
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 #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 29, 2017
Fire erupted at 1-Above restaurant and then spread
The fire reportedly began at the 1-Above restaurant shortly after 12:30 am and then spread to the Mojo and London Taxi Gastro Pub. Around 150 people were in the building at the time. Six fire tenders, four water tankers, emergency ambulance and police were rushed to the scene. The Kamala Mills industrial compound houses a number of offices, upscale eateries, and other commercial establishments.
FIR of culpable homicide filed against 1-Above restaurant
Authorities say 12 of the 14 dead are women. The KEM Hospital says 12 of the injured people are out of danger. A majority of the deceased women were attending the birthday party of a 28-year-old woman, who also died in the fire. Police have registered an FIR on charges of culpable homicide against the restaurant 1-Above, from where the fire broke out.
PM Modi: "Deeply anguished" by news of fire
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: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 29, 2017