Fire in India leaves at least seven dead and 16 injured | News
A fire registered in the Kamala residential building, located in the southern part of the Indian city of Bombay, left at least seven dead and 16 injured, local media reported this Saturday.
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They add that the incident broke out on the 18th floor of the 20-storey building around 07:00 local time; with a strong column of smoke that emanated towards the outside, for which the rescuers evicted the residents, who were treated by the medical services and transferred to the nearest hospital.
Regarding the fire, the Bombay City Fire Department detailed that it was classified as level three of danger, for which the deployment of 21 trucks and a hundred troops was needed to put out the flames, according to statements Deputy Commissioner of Police Saurabh Tripathi.
Meanwhile, the local authorities began an investigation to determine the causes that caused the fire, without the details being known in that regard.
For his part, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said that the Government will extend monetary compensation from the National Aid Fund for the families of those killed and those injured in the fire.
Meanwhile, the son of the head of government of Maharashtra, the state to which Bombay belongs, Aaditya Thackeray, said that he maintained constant communication with the authorities due to the fire, in the Kamala building in Tardeo. “Firefighters and police are on the scene. Rescue operations are underway," he said.
India is a country in which fires, landslides and other accidents are prone to occur, due, among other things, to the precarious state of housing infrastructure and the lack of systematic maintenance.
So much so that official statistics detail that in 2018, 13,099 fires were recorded in government buildings, schools, residences and others, in which 12,748 people died and 777 were injured.
Precisely the last of these incidents occurred on November 11, 2021, and at least four infants died in it, as it occurred in the newborn unit of a children's hospital in Madhya Pradesh, a state located in the center of that Asian nation. .
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