Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anguish over the 16 deaths that occurred as a result of a fire in Mumbai’s Lower Parel area.
In his tweet, Modi said he prayed for the speedy recovery of all those who were injured and said his thoughts were with the families of the victims.
“Anguished by the fire in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief. I pray that those injured recover quickly,” Prime Minster Modi tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind also paid his condolences to the affected families and wished fast recovery of the injured. “Disturbing news about the fire in Mumbai. Condolences to the bereaved families and wishing the injured an early recovery. Commend the valiant efforts of fire-fighters and those in rescue ops,” he tweeted.
Confirming the number of dead and injured, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also informed that among the injured, two are in a critical condition.
According to agency reports, the fire started around 12:30 am on the third floor of the building on Senapati Bapat Marg. According to several reports, the fire was triggered by a short circuit in one of the pubs located in the compound.