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One dead, four injured in Fire incident at slum area near Mumbai

The sources quoting locals said some explosions were heard in the locality, possibly of gas cylinder blasts. Dozens of fire officials rushed to the sport after fire incident news reached them.

Reported By : Atul Singh Edited By : Raju Kumar
Thane
Updated on: February 28, 2024 10:38 IST
Fire at slum
Image Source : PTI Fire at slum

A major fire broke out in a slum at Bhayandar in Thane district neighbouring Mumbai on Wednesday morning. The flame engulfed several 24 huts and shops, claiming one life and leaving four people injured.

According to Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Commissioner Sanjay Katkar, the fire started at around 6 am in the Azad Nagar slum.

Some explosions were heard in the locality, the sources said.

The occupants of huts and other residents of the locality ran out of their homes after they saw flames.

Katkar who was overseeing the rescue and relief work at the site said there was chaos at the slum when the fire incident occurred. 

As many as 24 fire engines were rushed to the spot and efforts were on to douse the blaze, the official said.

Many commercial establishments are located in the slum colony, he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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