6 Oct 2023

Mumbai Fire: 7 Die, Over 40 Injured As Fire Engulfs 7-Storey Residential Building In Goregaon

Mumbai: Seven people, including two minors, died and over 40 injured after a massive fire engulfed a 7-storey residential building in Mumbai's Goregaon area in the early hours of Friday. Some of the injured are in critical condition.

Nearly 30 people were rescued from the terrace and various floors of the high-rise building.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said the blaze started around 3 am at Jay Sandesh building in Goregaon West. The cause of the fire is still under investigation..

Out of the seven people who were killed in the fire, two were minors. Of the 40 people who were injured, 12 were males and 28 were females, including one minor.

The fire-affected persons were rushed to a trauma centre at Jogeshwari and civic-run Cooper Hospital at Juhu, they said.

Some of injured are critical

Of them, doctors declared six including two minors and as many women dead. Another person died during treatment, taking the toll to seven. Some of the injured persons are in critical condition, said officials.

"It took nearly three hours for the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze. More than eight fire engines and other firefighting equipment were used in the operation," a fire official said.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials said they are trying to find out if some more victims are admitted to private hospitals.

Blaze had engulfed building before firefighters' arrival

Before firefighters arrived at the scene, the blaze had covered the building from all sides. It completely gutted the shops, scrap material and two-wheelers on the ground floor, said fire officials.

Civic commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal is scheduled to visit the hospitals, where the injured are admitted, in some time, officials said.

Fadnavis expresses grief 

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed grief over the incident.

'Pained to know about loss of lives in the fire incident at #Goregaon, Mumbai. We are in touch with BMC & Mumbai Police officials & all the assistance is being provided. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and wishing speedy recovery to the injured ones,' he wrote on X.

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