Mumbai fire: two dead, 11 injured

A major fire broke out on Monday at a slum in suburban Kandivili in Mumbai, leaving two dead and 11 injured.

Scores of hutments are reportedly destroyed in the fire. Officials said that it began in one hutment and spread to others, causing gas cylinders to explode. The cause of the fire is not clear.

PTI inputs:

“Our department received a call at about 12.33 PM and another message at about 12.51 PM about the fire. Immediately 16 fire engines, 12 water tankers, five fire brigade officials along with other jawans were rushed to the spot to douse the flames,” Deputy Chief Fire Official P S Rahangdale said.

The fire broke out at the slum on Akurli Road in Damunagar area of Kandivili. The place is said to house a godown of various items.

Some people are feared to have been injured in the mishap, an official at fire control room said without divulging details.

“Our primary job is to douse the fire with minimal impact and it will take sometime to ascertain the details and the cause of the blaze,” he said.

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