Mumbai: Nine persons were killed and one seriously injured today during a major fire that engulfed a medical store in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb. Around 6.15 am, the fire reportedly broke out at a medical shop on the ground floor and quickly spread to the first floor of the building.
All those dead were sleeping on the first floor of the building which caught fire. Among those dead are 5 kids, a male adult and 2 women. The victims were rushed to the nearby Cooper Hospital. Several fire engines were pressed into actions and the fire has been doused. The cause of the fire is unclear but it was so intense that it resulted in the deaths in a matter of barely an hour.
The pharmacy is situated in a chawl on the Juhu galli in Andheri west. According to Mumbai police PRO Ashok Dudhe, the primary reason for fire maybe short circuit and the investigation is underway.