Blaze in Mumbai high-rise: 6 killed, several battle for life
Hindustan Times|January 23, 2022
A massive fire gutted a flat on the 19th floor of the 20-storey Kamala building in Mumbai on Saturday.

MUMBAI: A major fire in a 20-storey building in south Mumbai early on Saturday left six people dead and 24 injured, including eight who are in critical condition, even as the Mumbai fire brigade took five hours to douse the blaze that broke out on, and was contained to, the 19th floor of the building in crowded Tardeo locality.

Three of those dead — Hitesh Mistry, his sister, Moushmi and mother Meena Mistry — were residents of flat 1904, which is suspected to be the flat where the fire broke out. It was completely gutted in the blaze. Among the others who lost their life in the incident included 75-year-old Manjuben Kantharia, who was a resident of the 19th floor, and Purushottam Chopdekar, a resident of the 16th floor. One of the deceased was yet to be identified as the body was charred beyond recognition. The civic body has conducted a DNA test to ascertain the identity of the person.

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