Massive fire in Mumbai building: a fire broke out at a seven-story apartment complex in Goregaon West, Mumbai, resulting in at least seven deaths and five others critically injured. The fire spread through various sources, including stores, scrap materials, parked cars, and household items.
Of the 40 hurt, 15 received treatment at Cooper Hospital, while 25 at Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College. The building had no fire suppression system, built in 2006 as part of the Slum Rehabilitation Programme.
The government has offered financial assistance to the families of the deceased and medical care for the injured. A high-level committee will get established to investigate the incident, with a report expected within 15 days.
A massive fire at a Goregaon building killed seven people
The Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College (HBT) hospital received 25 out of 40 injured, while Cooper Hospital got 15 of them.
Official sources: There were 51 injuries
Around 3:05 a.m. on Friday, a fire broke out at a seven-story apartment complex in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon West, leaving at least seven people dead and five others critically injured. Injuries from the fire appeared to get reported around 51.
According to the authorities, the fire occurred at the Jay Bhavani building on MG Road in Goregaon. Around 6:54 a.m., after almost four hours, the fire took out.
People got trapped on different floors
According to officials, the fire circulated via stores on the ground floor, a flood of scrap material, several parked cars, a meter cabin, rags, plywood, and other materials, as well as stairs and household items like doors, windows, and furniture in an area of about 2000 square feet. On different floors, including the terrace, individuals got stuck.
Treatment of victims
Of the 40 injured, 15 received treatment at Cooper Hospital, and they took 25 to the Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College (HBT) hospital. Three of these severely hurt patients received transfers to Seven Hills Hospital. Two children, three women, and one man are among the deceased.
No suppression system for fires
According to Chief Fire Officer Ravindra Ambulgekar, the building had no fire suppression system when it went up in 2006 as part of the Slum Rehabilitation Programme. The lift was old, and the lift duct was heavily smoke-filled.
Eknath Shinde’s statement
Eknath Shinde, the chief minister of Maharashtra, stated, “I am constantly speaking with the Municipal Commissioner and the Police…What took place was regrettable. I send my sympathies to the families of the deceased. The government will give their families financial assistance totaling five lakhs. The government will provide medical care for those who get injured.”
According to Maharashtra minister Lodha, a high-level committee comprising representatives from the Slum Rehabilitation Authority, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, and fire officials will be established and deliver a report within the next 15 days.