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Fire breaks out at Kamala Mills in Mumbai; 12 dead, 14 injured

Fire breaks out at Kamala Mills in Mumbai; 12 dead, 14 injured

15 persons were killed and dozens were left injured in a massive fire that engulfed a commercial building in Mumbai's Kamala Mills in Lower Parel in the wee hours of Friday.

The injured people have been rushed to the nearby hospital, said the Disaster Management Unit (DMU).

Speaking to the media, KEM hospital Dean Dr Avinash Supe confirmed the death of 14 people, adding that one person was still in critical condition.

Several fire tenders, water tankers, emergency ambulance and police personnel rushed to the spot for rescue operation, he said.

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"Its a Level-II fire and we have mobilised our resources".

The cause of the fire remains to be ascertained.

According to initial reports, the fire is suspected to have started at a restaurant, Mojo Bistro a little after 12.30 am on Thursday and spread quickly.

Eyewitnesses, which included several journalists working in media organisations having their offices in the same compound, said the fire was fast spreading and had also affected two adjoining diner-cum-pubs.

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