Four members of a family were charred to death after a fire broke out in a residential building in Mumbai's Marol on Wednesday night.
The deceased have been identified as Sakina A. Kapasi (14), Mohsin A. Kapasi (10), Tasleem A. Kapasi (42) and a senior citizen, Dawood Ali Kapasi (80).
As per eyewitnesses, the fire broke at around 1.30 am on the fourth floor of Maimoon building. It has been reported that the fire was doused with the help of eight fire tenders in an hour. Situation is under control and the injured have been rushed to Holy Spirit hospital. ALSO READ | Mumbai: How 28-year-old woman's birthday bash at rooftop pub led to massive fire, loss of lives
Fire Brigade officials said the fire engulfed the flat from all four sides, trapping the ill-fated Kapasi family.
"Mumbai Fire Brigade got call at 2.10 am about fire at the fourth floor of Ground plus Mamoon Manzil building at Marol in Andheri East. Our fire brigade personnel along with the fire fighting system and ambulance reached at the spot at 2.34 am and swung into action to douse the fire," said an official from Disaster Management Unit of BMC.
"Firemen covered the fire from all side at 4.20 am. A total of nine people were injured of which four were declared brought dead by the nearby hospital," said an official from Disaster Management Unit of BMC.
Mumbai: Fire broke out at Maimoon building in Marol in late night hours, 7 injured. Situation now under control pic.twitter.com/JfpYMJhoPK— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018
This comes few days after fire at Mumbai's Kamala Mills compound claimed 14 lives. The blaze was reported around 12.30 am. from a rooftop restaurant in The Kamla Trade House. More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control around 6.30 am. Most of the deaths were due to asphyxiation.