Seven dead, several injured as massive fire breaks out at Mumbai high-rise

Seven people have died after a massive fire broke out in a 20-storey Kamala building near Bhatia hospital in Tardeo area of Mumbai on Saturday (January 22, 2022) morning. “Seven people have died in the fire incident that broke out in 20 storeys Kamala building near Mumbai’s Bhatia hospital in Tardeo,” said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials.

BMC informed that the injured have been shifted to a hospital. The civic body also said that there are five ambulances present at the spot. Five people died due to their injuries at Nair Hospital, one died at Kasturba Hospital and another patient died at Bhatia Hospital, sources told Zee Media.

The authorities informed that a total of 13 fire engines were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. The Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) rushed with fire tenders as the flames quickly spread to the two upper floors sparking panic among the building residents.