After Kamala Mills blaze, another fire in Mumbai: 4, including two children, dead in Andheri East

Authorities were able to bring the blaze under control by 7 am. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

mumbai Updated: Jan 04, 2018 16:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Tasleem Kapasi (centre) and her two children, Sakina and Mohsin, died after fire engulfed their flat in Marol on Thursday morning.

Four people, including two children, were killed and five injured after a fire broke out in a residential building in Mumbai’s Andheri (East) early on Thursday morning.

Preliminary investigations by the fire brigade suggest a short-circuit in an air conditioner (AC) caused the fire in Maimoon Manzil in Bhori colony.

The deceased were identified as Sakina A Kapasi (14), Mohsin A Kapasi (10), Tasleem A Kapasi (42) and Dawood Ali Kapasi (80). The five who suffered burn injuries were admitted to Holy Spirit hospital and their condition is stated to be stable.

According to officials, a total of 17 people were rescued. The fire, which came less than a week after 14 people were killed in a blaze in the Kamala Mills compound, broke out around 2 am was brought under control by 7 am. Five fire engines and water tankers were used to douse the blaze.

Family members of the victims of the fire that broke out in a building in Marol on Thursday morning. (Satyabrata Tripathy /HT Photo)

In Thursday’s tragedy, a small part of the AC machine --- which was believed to be burning --- fell on 14-year-old Sakina, who was sleeping in her bed. Her screams woke up her brother Mohsin, who alerted their father, mother Tasleen and grandfather Dawood.

First Published: Jan 04, 2018 07:18 IST