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04 Jan 2018

Mumbai: Four of a family killed in Marol fire

Week after Kamala Mills, another fire in Mumbai

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.

In context

Week after Kamala Mills, another fire in Mumbai

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Cause of the fire not known yet, probe launched

Details

Cause of the fire not known yet, probe launched

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.

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High number of fire incidents expose blatant violation of norms

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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