20 Dec 2018
Mumbai: Massive fire breaks out in two hotels, no casualties
Fire incidents were reported yesterday from two hotels in Mumbai, including the luxury hotel Trident.
No casualties have been reported in the incidents, said officials, adding, the cause of the blaze will be ascertained after an inquiry.
This comes just days after the government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital at Marol in suburban Andheri caught fire on Monday, killing nine people and injuring nearly 175 others.
It took 2hrs to douse the blaze at Trident Hotel
A fire broke out at a high-end shopping center on the ground floor of the Trident Hotel in Nariman Point (south Mumbai) at 11.04 pm, a fire brigade official said today.
The blaze was confined to a shop in the shopping center, spread in an area of 2,000 sq ft, and it was doused by 1 am, he further said.
Electrical wiring and kitchen items damaged in Afzal Hotel fire
In another incident, a blaze erupted at the Afzal Hotel located near Mazgaon Circle in south Mumbai.
The fire brigade got a call about the blaze around 11.37 pm. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the flames were extinguished by 1.15 am, said another official.
Some electric wiring, chimney, and items in the hotel's kitchen were damaged in the fire, he said.
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis has ordered probe in ESIC Hospital fire
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday, ordered a probe in the ESIC Hospital fire, and the Union Labour Ministry also announced compensation for its victims recently. Apparently, the 325-bed hospital did not have the mandatory Occupation Certificate (OC) from fire department.