More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control on Friday morning.

15 dead in fire at Kamla Mills in Mumbai Times Now and ET Now offices damagedImage: Twitter
news Accident Friday, December 29, 2017 - 08:44

At least 15 people were killed and 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound in Mumbai early on Friday. The compound is also home to news channels Times Now, ET Now and Mirror Now. While their transmissions were interrupted due the fire, no injuries or deaths have been reported from the media houses.

The blaze was reported around 12.30 a.m. from a bistro The Mojo, a rooftop restaurant pub in The Kamla Trade House and quickly spread to another surrounding pub and a restaurant, said an official of BMC Disaster Control.

More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control around 6.30 a.m.

While the majority of the victims are reported to have perished on the spot, the firemen could rescue 10 others safely from the leaping flames. The injured have been admitted to the KEM Hospital and other hospitals for treatment. Among the dead were 12 women.

The entire pub and the surrounding complex was full of patrons including many women and tourists thronging the fashionable area to unwind.

Mumbai Police have booked the owner of the pub for negligence and other charges for the fire, suspected to be triggered by an electric short-circuit.

Further details are awaited.

 

IANS inputs

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