Kamala Mills fire: Candlelight march organised for the victims

Kamala Mills Fire Nakuul Mehta Gautam Rode are grief-stricken over the tragedy

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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Israeli PM backs United States plan for UNRWA fund cuts
However, his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcement that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will move there have weakened his ability to do this.

Merkel reveals the wurst-fuelled coalition deal that may save her job
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat (CDU) party has decided on a coalition blueprint with the social democrats. The three coalition parties' support dropped by a cumulative total of almost 14 percentage points in the election.

The Queen's Bra Fitter Loses Contract After Tell-All Book
There was no great personal detail included, yet somehow it's been portrayed to be a kiss and tell like Paul Burrell did on Diana. The Royal Warrant Holders Association said it does not comment on decisions regarding individual Royal Warrants or companies.

Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018
The Switch version brings together both versions and adds outfits from Breath of the Wild for both Link and Zelda . The story mode looks like it'll be fun, though I doubt it will touch the fondly remembered Power Tour on GBA.

Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area
People usually have some immunity to seasonal flu from either previous exposure or flu vaccinations, according to the CDC . Kulish says if you can't control these symptoms at home, you should take a trip to the emergency room.

Walmart raising starting pay, dishing out bonuses to employees
Every Sam's Club store employs about 150 workers, bringing the total number of affected jobs to about 7,500, the person said. In addition, states have been steadily raising the legal minimum wage, with 14 now at $10-an-hour or more as of this year.

India launches 40th PSLV and 100th satellite
The satellites will be placed into two orbits- thirty of the satellites in an orbit of 550 km, and one 359-km above the Earth. Indian Space Research Organisation to launch Cartosat-2 Series satellite on PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Five guy: Sharks' Burns headed back to NHL All-Star Game
This season, Pietrangelo has collected 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and a plus-15 rating through 41 games. Burns had a combined 151 points the last two seasons, including 76 last season, a team record for a defenseman.

Jain, Abel appointments a move toward succession at Berkshire Hathaway: Warren Buffett
It was Munger's idea for Abel, Jain, and himself to all have vice chair titles, Buffett said. However, Mr Buffett said he would never take short position on bitcoin futures.

Trump answers question about possible Mueller interview by attacking Hillary Clinton
Asked in recent press conference whether he would do an interview with Mr Mueller, the President quickly switched topics. Democrats said Trump is trying to block the investigation, citing his call to Republicans to "take control" of it.

Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost
SpaceX says its rocket did the job Sunday, even as rumors swirl that the satellite on board was lost shortly after launch. On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years.

Japanese astronaut apologises for 'fake news' of height increase
Kanai, who is also a doctor and on his first space mission, seemed surprised himself, even concerned by the initial measurement. Kanai soon followed up his announcement with his concerns that he might not be able to fit in a seat on his flight home .

Kevin De Bruyne would welcome Alexis Sanchez's arrival at Manchester City
City, who are 15 points clear at the summit, return to Premier League action with a tough trip to Liverpool on Sunday. It has been a tough period for four months now. 'We are still in negotiations, ' he added.

Packers to name Pettine defensive coordinator
Pettine's scheme, like Ryan's, is rooted in a 3-4 system that relies heavily on press man cornerbacks and myriad blitzes. The expectation is that the Green Bay Packers will hire the former Browns head coach to serve as defensive coordinator.

Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle
Despite all this, she praised Oprah's message and echoed: "Let's all come together, women and men, and say Time's Up ". Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes .

Other news