Mumbai building fire kills six

Mumbai 6 dead 11 injured after under-construction building catches fire

Mumbai 6 dead 11 injured after under-construction building catches fire

Five labourers and a child were killed, with 11 others injured when a fire broke out in an under-construction building at JVPD Scheme in Mumbai's Vile Parle (W) on Wednesday night. The injured were rushed to Cooper hospital, and are in a critical condition. Fire officials said they received a call at 10.10 p.m. about a fire on the ground floor of the 13-storey Prarthana building on Gulmohar Road.

Police are probing the matter to ascertain the reasons for cylinder blast in the building.

Eleven people were injured, eight of them critically, he said.

Mumbai Police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar, while speaking to PTI, informed that the blaze has been brought under control. "They are being stabilized", said the doctor.

The official added that three fire engines and two water tankers were pressed into service soon after the fire broke out.

Rahangdale said the fire was brought under control immediately, but damaged LPG cylinders and stoves found at the site intensified the fire at an initial stage.

The Mumbai Police has registered an Accident Death Report (ADR) and further investigations were in progress.

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