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17 injured in fire in Mumbai slum

PTI  Mumbai, March 07, 2013
First Published: 08:16 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 13:19 IST(7/3/2013)

At least 17 people were injured and around 150 houses gutted in a major fire which broke out in a slum at suburban Bandra in the wee hours on Thursday, fire officials said.


The fire broke out in Shastrinagar slum around 2.30am, the officials said.

About eight fire engines and four water tankers were pressed into service to douse the flames, they said, adding, the fire has been brought under control but cooling operations were still on.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, they said.

Out of the 17 injured, 13 were discharged after initial treatment while others are still admitted at the Bhabha hospital, they said.

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