Mumbai: After the incident of Kamala Mills, Mumbai since Saturday morning Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) has started action against illegal structures in Lower Parel’s Raghuvanshi Mill compound. BMC’s demolition drive against illegal structures in Kamala Mills area of Mumbai has started after a fire broke out here late Thursday night and claimed 14 lives.
BMC demolition drive has started in a big way against illegal structures in Kamala Mills area of Mumbai where a fire that broke out here late Thursday night and claimed 14 lives. If only the BMC had woken up earlier, this could have been averted.
A day after a devastating blaze at a central Mumbai pub claimed 14 lives, fire brigade officials today said it was probing whether flames during a fire stunt by a bartender, burning coal used for hookah or a short circuit led to the tragedy.
The blaze had started after 12.30 am on Friday at the ‘1 Above’ pub on the terrace of Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, a commercial hub, resulting in collapse of its bamboo-propped canopy. The fire, which left several people injured, also engulfed Mojo’s Bistro, a pub a storey below. Most of the 14 victims died of asphyxiation.
“We are probing if the flames created during a fire stunt by a bartender at the pub came in contact with plastic sheets that covered the bamboo structure and triggered the blaze. We are also trying to find out whether the burning coal used for hookah at the adjacent restaurant led to the tragedy,” a fire official said.