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At least 14 people died, majority women, and around a dozen more were injured after a massive fire broke out in Mumbai's Lower Parel suburb on December 29, 2017.

The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India said it was issuing advisories to all members to observe fire safety regulations strictly and conduct an immediate audit of their premises following the incident.

A devastating blaze at a central Mumbai pub claimed 14 lives on Thursday night.

As soon as the fire spread, most of the people ran towards a toilet which too was filled with smoke.

The HRAWI has called on its members to give paramount importance to patrons' safety and observance of all fire safety norms.

According to officials, the two-day demolition drive will crack the whip on all unauthorised constructions and illegal extensions that have been erected by the restaurants inside the complex.

Mumbai: Fire swept through a rooftop restaurant in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai early yesterday, killing at least 14 people, a lot of them women attending a birthday party, including the celebrant who had just turned 28, police and family said.

Since most hotels and restaurants have sold tickets and invested in New Year events, it is not possible to cancel them, he said. A week ago, an illegal snack shop was gutted by a fire that killed 12 workers. It was preceded by another tragedy in the Andheri suburb where nine people were killed in September 2016.

"Hardly any manager or owner is opposing our action as we have proof", Dotonde said. Some businesses have been accused of violating basic rules but they have escaped scrutiny by paying bribes, government sources allege.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that BMC Commissioner has been asked to investigate the fire case.

He said BMC teams will continue with their work of razing illegal structures and a detailed report will be compiled by the evening.

BJP, which has been in power in BMC for two decades with the Shiv Sena, said there had been negligence.


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