5 killed in fire in Mumbai’s 15 storeys residential building


Five senior citizens died in a major fire that broke out in a 15-storey residential building located at Tilak Nagar in north east Mumbai on Thursday evening. This is the fourth major fire incident that took place in Mumbai in the past four days.

According to fire brigade officials, the fire started around 7.50 pm on the 11th floor of Sargam Society, a residential high-rise. The fire soon spread to the tenth floor. While most residents vacated the building, a few of them were stuck on 13th and 14th floors. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

The fire fighters found four residents on 11th floor who were then rushed to the hospital where three were declared brought dead. The deceased, Sunita Joshi (72), Bhalchandra Joshi (72) and Suman Shrinivas Joshi (83), were from the same family. Fourth resident, Shrinvas Joshi (86), was admitted to hospital. Another senior citizen, Lakshmiben Premji Gangar, (83) also died in the fire. A fireman also suffered injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

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