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14 killed in Mumbai fire

MUMBAI, December 29, 2017

At least 14 people died and 19 were injured when a major fire broke out in a building in India's commerical capital Mumbai in the early hours of Friday.
 
It took fire tenders three hours to control the fire which started in a restaurant on the top floor of a building inside the Kamala Mill compound in Lower Parel, said an Indian Express report. The fire later engulfed neighbouring establishments.
 
Majority of those killed are women, according to civic authorities. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. 
 
Those injured have been rushed to King Edward Memorial Hospital and Scion Hospital. 
 
The building houses several commercial establishments including news channels, which have had to stop broadcasting.
 
After preliminary investigations into the cause of the fire, the Mumbai police have registered a case of culpable homicide against the owner of an establishment named One Above. 



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