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Major Fire at Mojo Bistro leaves 14 dead mostly women in Kamala Mills Mumbai


The fire at a rooftop Mojo Bistro pub in Kamala Mills compound intensified by a false ceiling made of inflammable material in the Lower Parel area of Mumbai. The fire engulfed the rooftop within minutes, with hardly any escape route for the revelers. At least 14 people were killed . Majority of those killed are women, according to civic authorities.According to reports, a 28-year-old woman celebrating her birthday was among those who died.

Among the major violations in fire safety rules that have emerged so far is the absence of fire extinguishers in the restaurant. There were no emergency exits as well.

Several others were injured in the incident and were rushed to the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and the Sion Hospital.

The doctor who performed the postmortems said that all the 14 deaths were due to suffocation.

‘Postmortem reveals that all the 14 deaths were due to to suffocation,’ Dr Rajesh Dere said.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of the four-storeyed building on Senapati Bapat Marg, a commercial hub of the city, a civic official told PTI.

The building, in Central Mumbai, houses some commercial establishments including hotels.

According to the official, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulances and police personnel rushed to the spot for the rescue operation.

An FIR has been registered against the restaurant ‘1 Above’ where the fire initiated in Mumbai’s Lower Parel locality.

The case has been filed under setion 304 (charges of culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Transmission of the television channels ET Now, Mirror Now, Zoom and TV9 Marathi were affected due to the fire.



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