A fire in a six-story residential building this Friday caused the death of at least seven people and left dozens injured in the city of Bombay, in western India, official sources reported.
“At the moment seven deaths have been reported,” the deputy police commissioner told EFE. Renuka Bagde, of Goregaon division where the incident took place.
According to authorities, a total of 51 people were injured and five are currently in critical condition.
The fire began at dawn on the ground floor of a six-story residential building, where discarded materials were accumulated, and It later spread to several vehicles parked nearby, according to sources from the fire department of the financial capital of India cited by the Indian Express newspaper.
The building was built in 2006 for residents of shantytowns, he said in statements reported by the newspaper. Hindustan Times the city fire chief, Ravindra Ambulgekar.