#KamalaMills – 14 killed, 19 injured in Mumbai’s Kamala Mills Building Fire
A major fire broke out in a building inside the Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel area of Mumbai killing at least 14 people, including 12 women, most of them in their twenties and thirties late on Thursday evening, and spread rapidly to nearby restaurants and offices as well.
Most of the casualties were reported from the vicinity of the restaurants that had opened in the 37-acre premises over the last few years. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours before it was finally brought under control as dawn broke.
Tweets from people purportedly at the restaurant when the fire broke out described the chaos that engulfed the spot. “There was a stampede and someone pushed me. People were running over me even as the ceiling above me was collapsing in flames,” said one tweet.
The two gutted pubs are located in the Trade House Building in Kamala Mills compound in Lower Parel area, a popular night spot as well as commercial hub housing several offices including national television channels.
Popular celebs from TV and Bollywood including Riteish Deshmukh, Diya Mirza, Nakuul Mehta, Nikita Dutta, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra, Anupam Kher and many others took to twitter to express their views on the #KamalaMillsTragedy. Check out the reactions:
Tragedies like #KamalaMills fire occur due to a gross negligence of safety standards and norms. We must respect and raise the standard of safety. Deepest condolences to the families…
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) December 29, 2017
Very Saddened by the #KamalaMills fire tragedy. My deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones. May God give them the strength to deal with their loss. Praying for the speedy recovery of the people injured in this fire.🙏
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 29, 2017
Cant believe what happened at #KamalaMills. All my love for the families affected, wish you all the strength to cope.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) December 29, 2017
Just read about the #KamalaMills fire. Shocked. This is really sad.
— Kritika Kamra (@Kritika_Kamra) December 29, 2017
Another tragedy, another day in Mumbai. Shudder to think that some of us including self were in the same building last eve & even commented on the massive explosion of restaurants & bars in the area. Can we stop giving licences without requisite fire & safety norms? #KamalaMills
— Nakuul Mehta (@NakuulMehta) December 29, 2017
Shocked and deeply saddened with the unfortunate and tragic event at #KamlaMills ….my prayers with the families and loved ones…..this is just so sad and heartbreaking…..
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 29, 2017
Deeply saddened to read about the fire at #kamlamills .
This is a matter of grave concern. How many restaurants/lounges/clubs we visit are fire safe?
— Nikita Dutta (@nikifyinglife) December 29, 2017
Extremely sad to hear about the massive fire that broke out last night @ club mojo in #KamlaMills my condolences with the families who lost their loved ones.
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) December 29, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear about the #KamalaMills tragedy. Condolences to the family who lost their loved ones & prayers for the recovery of the injured. 🙏🏽
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 29, 2017