At least 14 people were killed Friday in Mumbai in a blaze at a commercial building in the Kamala Mills district, India. Most of them were women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28. Many were injured. More than 50 people were brought to KE hospital.
The fire brigade and police are investigating the cause of the fire, but we still don't know how it started," a senior police officer said. Kamala Mills is home to several corporate offices and is a major night life district, with several high-end pubs and restaurants opening up in recent years. The fire started at 1 Above, a popular bar and restaurant on the top floor. After, it spread quickly from the restaurant.
Eight fire engines battled the blaze for more than five hours. The roof of the restaurant crashed down .The offices of at least three national news channels suffered damage. "Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly," the Prime Minister's office tweeted. Police filed a complaint against Hitesh Sanghvi, Jigar Sanghvi, and Abhijit Manka, owners of a restaurant in the building, and charged them with causing death due to negligence. The civic body in the recent past had sent a few notices to the joints at the Kamala Mills compound for violation of norms.