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After Kamala Mills Fire, Another Fire Breaks Out In Mumbai's Marol Killing 4

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| January 4 , 2018 , 09:20 IST

Less than a week after a fire broke out at Mumbai's Kamala Mills compound killing 14 people, another fire broke out at the Maimoon building in Mumbai's Marol area on Thursday, killing 4 people and injuring 7 others, while 11 others have been rescued.

The fire reportedly broke out around 1:30 AM on Tuesday and firefighters were able to control the blaze in 30 minutes. The injured were rushed to the nearby Cooper and Mukund hospitals and are said to be out of danger.

On December 29, a massive fire had broken out above the terrace of the '1 Above' pub at the Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel, which quickly spread throughout the building. More than 12 fire tenders had to be brought in to the Kamala Mills compound to control the fire, which they were able to do after several hours.

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Due to the Kamala Mills fire, 14 people were killed and 21 others injured, with most of the fatalities occurring due to suffocation and not flames, indicating that the lives could have been saved if the premises had sufficient fire escape routes.

In the aftermath of the Kamala Mills fire, politicians engaged in a blame game, over illegal encroachments that played a role in the fire spreading so quickly, as well as lack of fire safety protocols. Soon after, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pulled down illegal extensions of 314 restaurant-bar-pubs and hookah parlours, sealing another 7 restaurants for gross violations.