Major fire in Mumbai, six killed

March 17th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Six people died Monday in a major fire that broke out at an industrial estate in south Mumbai. The fire broke out in Rathiwala industrial estate behind the Jijamata Udyan zoo in Byculla due to a short circuit, fire officials said.

Six severely injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they died later.

Within minutes of the fire breaking out, 10 fire brigade vehicles rushed to the site. Around 14 people have been admitted to the government-run J.J. Hospital nearby.

The industrial belt houses several go downs and other industries. The fire brigade is trying to bring the fire under control.

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