2 died in a major fire at Kamala Building in Mumbai


Two people were killed in a major fire at Kamala Building, in Nana Chowk, in Mumbai's Tardeo on Saturday morning. Nineteen others have been injured in the incident. The level 3 fire was reported on the 18th floor of the 20-storey building. According to fire department, the blaze was reported at 7.28am and declared level 3 at 8.10am.

Thirteen fire engines and seven jumbo tankers were deployed to control the fire, the department said.

The injured were rushed to Bhatia and Nair hospitals; the doctors at Nair hospital said that two people were brought dead.

“Six old age people needed oxygen support system. The blaze is under control but smoke is huge,” Mumbai's mayor Kishori Pednekar told reporters.

Maharashtra BJP president Mangal Prabhat Lodha called it an "unfortunate incident".

Fifteen of the injured have been admitted to Bhatia hospital - three in the intensive care unit (ICU) and 12 in general ward - while four others have been sent to the Nair Hospital.

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