Two fire incidents have been reported from Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. One person succumbed to injuries and seven others of the same family suffered burn injuries including two toddlers in the fire that broke out in the slums of Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Chembur area.
“The house belongs to a shoe-maker. Eight persons from the family have been injured of which the condition of one identified as Jagdish Jatholiya (45), is critical with almost 70 per cent burns,” said a police official. Among the injured were three-month-old Tanuja Jatholiya and 15-month-old Chandni, he added. Two fire engines were pressed into service and the blaze was doused in half an hour, he said, as reported by PTI.
In a separate incident, a level 3 fire was reported from Mumbai’s Andheri (East) on Saki Vihar Road. Eight fire engines and five water jets of Mumbai fire brigade have been pressed into action. The fire is currently confined to the building’s basement. No casualties have been reported so far. The building on the Saki Vihar road reportedly belongs to a firm named Net magic Service Private Limited. The emergency call was made at 12:16 pm.
(More details awaited)