THE HINDU, 29th DECEMBER, 2017
A birthday bash at a pub in a central Mumbai building ended in a tragedy with the death of 14 people, including 11 women, in a blaze that broke out shortly after midnight. Most of the victims died of suffocation.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster management control room said that the injured had been taken to KEM Hospital at Parel.
Fire officials said they received the first call at 12.27 a.m. and they rushed eight fire engines and fire tankers to the spot. The blaze was initially declared as a Level II fire but upgraded to Level III at 12.42 p.m. as the fire spread.
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