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Four injured after fire breaks out in flour mill in south Mumbai

It may have been caused by a short circuit in the Dongri shop, say officials; injured admitted to JJ hospital

mumbai Updated: Jan 30, 2018 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The fire started around 12.30pm on Tuesday.
The fire started around 12.30pm on Tuesday.(HT File Photo)

Four people were rushed to hospital with burn injuries after fire broke out in a flour mill in Dongri’s Mohommadi Manzil on Tuesday afternoon.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management team received a call around 12.30pm.

The four injured — identified as Aslam Babi, 45, Faiz Aslam, 19, Sohail Babi, 30, and Hajarimal Gupta, 30 — have been rushed to the nearby JJ hospital. “It was a minor fire, but the victims have suffered considerable burns, around 25% to 30%. It means they were very close to the fire,” said a senior fire department official, who did not wish to be named.

The commercial building is a ground plus six-storey structure. Preliminary investigations suggest the fire was triggered by a short circuit in the shop’s electric box. “The building is located on the congested JB Shaha Marg. There are several encroachments in the lane, and we are likely to issue notices after conducting an inquiry,” the official said.

The fire was doused in an hour, fire brigade officials said.

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 15:44 IST

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