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Fire in Bandra slum; 15 people injured

A fire broke out in a slum adjoining the suburban Bandra railway station in Mumbai in the wee hours on Thursday, leaving 15 people injured and gutting about 200 shanties.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2009 10:06 IST

A fire broke out in a slum adjoining the suburban Bandra railway station in Mumbai in the wee hours on Thursday, leaving 15 people injured and gutting about 200 shanties.

The fire broke out around 0400 hours in the Garibnagar area, disaster management officials said, adding the cause is yet to be ascertained.

"Twenty five fire engines, 16 water tankers and four ambulances were sent to the spot to aide fire fighting operations. So far about 14-15 people have sustained injuries and two have been admitted to Bhabha hospital in Bandra," they said.

The fire is still to be put out but officials said the situation is under control.

Train services on the Western Railway were largely unaffected by the fire.