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.Updated: Jan 04, 2018 16:31 IST
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.
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.