Fire in Mumbai slums destroys hundreds of houses

Updated: January 05, 2013 14:01 IST

Fire broke in the suburbs of Mumbai on Saturday, destroying more than hundred one-room shacks, rendering the families homeless. No causalities are reported and no one was injured in the fire. The fire broke out in the early hours in one of the houses of Sewri suburb, which later swept through other houses. Shakeel, a local blamed the fire station for failing to reach the spot on time, which caused more damage. Wisps of smoke rose from the slum as locals rummaged through the ashes, trying to salvage their possessions. According to local media reports, the cause of the fire was a short circuit but the police have not confirmed any reason so far.

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