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Mumbai: Fire in Kandivali’s cloth factory claims four

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At least four people were killed after a fire broke out in a cloth factory in Mumbai’s Damu Nagar. Notably, the factory is situated near MIDC bus stop in Kandivali.

According to the reports, the fire took place on Sunday late night. As soon as the fire broke out, locals alerted the police and fire tenders. Four fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flames.

In a tweet, the news agency ANI said, “4 dead in the fire accident in Damu Nagar near MIDC bus stop in Kandivali (East) in Mumbai, yesterday. Search operation is still going on.”

The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.

More details are awaited.

Meanwhile, a fire broke out in shanties near Malwani area of Malad in Mumbai. Immediately five fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. So far no casualties have been reported. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Speaking to reporters, VN Panigrahi, the deputy chief fire officer said, “Nine motor pumps and eight water tankers are here. Firefighting operations are underway but the fire is under control. There are no reports of any casualty yet.”

Another fire broke out in Krishna Complex at Gundavali in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi on Sunday. There was no loss of life or casualty in the blaze, stated Datta Salvi, the Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation.

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