A week after the Kamala Mills tragedy, a blaze in Mumbai's Marol killed four people of a family. Five are seriously injured.
The fire broke out on the fourth floor of the residential Mamoon Manzil building at around 2am.
Fire officials reached in half hour and had covered the blaze from all sides by 4:20am.
The five injured are stable, a BMC official said.
#WATCH: Visuals of fire that broke out at Maimoon building in #Mumbai's Marol in the late night hours and claimed four lives. Situation now under control pic.twitter.com/nLp0zL9rdU— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
#WATCH: Visuals of fire that broke out at Maimoon building in #Mumbai's Marol in the late night hours and claimed four lives. Situation now under control pic.twitter.com/nLp0zL9rdU
The victims have been identified as Sakina, Mohin, Tasleem and Dawood Kapasi.
According to Deputy Fire Officer Hemant Parab, the fire "broke through" the AC in a bedroom. Of the four who were sleeping there, one died due to burn injuries and the others due to suffocation.
The department, however, said they are suspicious about the cause of the fire.
An investigation has been launched.
Recently, major fires have broken out in different places of Mumabai: RK Studios, a shop in Saki Naka, La Mer building (Bandra), an under-construction building (Juhu), and the Behrampada slums.
These incidents have thrown light on the blatant violation of fire safety norms and indifference of the authorities.
In the Kamala Mills incident, the 1Above restaurant didn't even have fire exits; 14 people died.
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